Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wang Beixing

Wang Beixing (born March 10, 1985 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese long track speed skater, specializing in short distances (500m and 1000m). She is coached by Canadian former skater Kevin Crockett.

Wang Beixing first competed in 2003. However, her breakthrough came in the 2004-2005 season, winning several times in the World Cup B-group and competing in the A-group.

At the World Single Distance Championships she surprisingly won silver. She appeared to be a medal candidate at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. However, here she disappointed with a 7th place at the 500m and a 29th at the 1000m.

In January 2009, she won the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women, the first Chinese woman to do so since Ye Qiaobo in 1993.

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