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Huang Yu-Ting

Chinese Taipei

SportShort Track
NOCChinese Taipei
Born29 Nov 1988
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Higher educationBusiness Administration, Business Management - National Sun Yat-sen University: Kaohsiung, TPE
Social Media
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Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her parents into the sport, and also wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "When I made the switch to ice, I told myself to cast aside all of my past glories as a roller sports skater. The moment I decided to become a speed skater, I became a nobody. I knew I was starting from the bottom, from zero. But that was a welcome challenge for me."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began roller skating in 1990, and switched to speed skating in 2015. "I put on father's special roller skates for the first time when I was one-and-a-half years old. At that time, what I was most looking forward to was practising with everyone every night."  
Name of coachHuang Chin-Lung [father], TPE, from 1990; Mitch Whitmore, USA  
General Interest
General Interest
She has been part of the International Skating Union [ISU] Development Transition Program that is based in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The scheme aims to help athletes from ice hockey, roller speed skating and figure skating make the switch to speed skating and short track. (, 22 Dec 2017, 16 Dec 2021)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1000m sprint in roller speed skating at the 2009 World Championships in Haining, People's Republic of China, claiming victory in the 500m sprint in roller speed skating at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, and competing in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Awards and honoursShe was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 25 Feb 2018)  
MilestonesIn 2018 in Pyeongchang she became the first female speed skater to represent Chinese Taipei at the Olympic Winter Games. (OIS, 12 Feb 2018, 07 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2018)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 05 Dec 2020;, 09 Dec 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"You don't persist because you see hope. Persist and then you will see hope." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesIn 2016 she sprained her left ankle and required six months to recover. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)

She has broken her collarbone twice during her career. The first time was during a training session and the second was while competing in roller speed skating at the 2006 World Championships in Anyang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2018, 10 Nov 2017)
Most influential person in careerHer father Huang Chin-Lung. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesTravelling, drawing, design, photography, watching films, listening to music, reading. (, 09 Dec 2020; Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020; Facebook profile, 19 Oct 2021)  
Other sportsShe has represented Chinese Taipei in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and competed in short track at the 2004 World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has also competed in roller speed skating and won gold medals at the world championships [2009, 2014], World Games [2013], and Asian Games [2010]. (SportsDeskOnline, 17 Nov 2021)  
Famous relativesHer father Huang Chin-Lung has worked as a speed skating coach. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay11  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1500m30  
    2003/2004 World Championships 500m32  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1000m36  
    2003/2004 World Championships Overall38  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall42  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall47  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m62  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall65  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m73  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m77