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Wu Dajing


SportShort Track
Born24 Jul 1994 in Jiamusi 
ResidenceBeijing, CHN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.505 11 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:23.380 12 Nov 2017 Shanghai  
    1500m 2:12.926 04 Mar 2016 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:51.835 13 Mar 2016 Seoul  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m 1 1    
    2000m Relay 1      
    5000m Relay   1 1  
World Championships
World Championships
    500m 2 3    
    1000m     1  
    5000m Relay 2 2    
    Overall     1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Overall     1  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2004 in Jiamusi, People's Republic of China.  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired to take up the sport after watching Chinese short track skaters Li Jiajun and Yang Yang.  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2018 he was named one of the Top 10 Athletes of the Year by Xinhua News Agency in the People's Republic of China. (, 26 Dec 2018)

He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He also performed the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan. (OIS, 25 Feb 2018;, 20 Feb 2017)

In 2014 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (, 30 Oct 2014)

In 2014 he was presented with the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (, 15 Jul 2014;, 20 May 2014)

In 2014 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the Jilin provincial government in the People's Republic of China. The award was in recognition of his performance at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 15 Jul 2014)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe sustained a back injury after falling at the 2019 World Cup event in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. Despite the injury he went on place second in the 500m event at the competition. (, 09 Dec 2019;, 08 Dec 2019)

He injured his knee during the 2015/16 season. (, 04 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 05 Feb 2020)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"I believe that as long as I work hard, I will succeed." (Athlete, 09 Nov 2017)  
MilestonesHe became the first Chinese male skater to win a gold medal in short track at the Olympic Winter Games following his victory in the 500m event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Oct 2018; OIS, 22 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m1  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall3  
    2010/2011 World Junior Championships Overall3  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall4  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m4  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall5  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m5  
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m6  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall6  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall6  
    2009/2010 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m9  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m11  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall12  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m15  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m17  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m18  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m18  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m44  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m51  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m1  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m1  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2017/2018 Seoul 500m1  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 500m1  
    2014/2015 Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Seoul 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2012/2013 Sochi 500m1  
    2021/2022 Beijing 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 1000m1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m1  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 500m1  
    2011/2012 Shanghai 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 5000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 2000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 2000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m2  
    2012/2013 Sochi 500m2  
    2013/2014 Seoul 500m2  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Budapest 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m2  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m2  
    2021/2022 Nagoya 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Shanghai 500m3  
    2013/2014 Kolomna 500m3  
    2014/2015 Seoul 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Sochi 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m4  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m4  
    2019/2020 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m7  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m9  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m19  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m21  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m22  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m25  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m96