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Liang Wenhao


SportShort Track
Born06 Jul 1992 in Fushun 
ResidenceShenyang, CHN
Higher educationMedia and Communications - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.647 10 Feb 2013 Dresden  
    1000m 1:24.746 06 Oct 2013 Seoul  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 2   1  
    1000m     1  
    Overall     2  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age seven. He switched to short track in 2003 in Changchun, People's Republic of China.  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesBrother Hao, Scar Fighter (, 02 Feb 2011)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Li Yan. (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
Hero / IdolRussian short track skater Victor An. (, 05 Feb 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Surpass limits and surpass myself." (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe was keen on ice skating from childhood and his father encouraged his interest in the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2011 he was presented with a Sports Medal of Honour in the People's Republic of China. (, 05 Dec 2011)

He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan. (, 09 Feb 2011)
InjuriesHe injured his jaw during training in 2007 and required more than 30 stitches. (, 22 Mar 2010)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesBilliards, singing. (, 18 Feb 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold at the 2010 and 2013 world championships. (Weibo profile, 27 May 2017;, 10 Mar 2013)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired as an athlete in 2016. The following year he was invited to take up a coaching position with the Liaoning Province short track team in the People's Republic of China. (, 23 Jan 2017)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m1  
    2010/2011 World Team Championships Team2  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall3  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m3  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall3  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team3  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m4  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall4  
    2009/2010 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m7  
    2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2008/2009 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m9  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m10  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m13  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall17  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m19  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m23  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m25  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m28  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m1  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m1  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m2  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 500m2  
    2010/2011 Quebec, QC 500m2  
    2012/2013 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2012/2013 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2011/2012 Saguenay, QC 500m3  
    2010/2011 Montreal, QC 500m3  
    2010/2011 Moscow 1000m3  
    2011/2012 Shanghai 500m3  
    2011/2012 Moscow 1000m3  
    2011/2012 Moscow 5000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 Seoul 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Moscow 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Sochi 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m8  
    2010/2011 Dresden 500m8  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m18  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m61