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Wang Manli

Full name: Wang Manli
Original name: 王 曼丽
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 17, 1973 in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang, China
Affiliations: Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province
Country: CHN China
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

A former long jumper, Wang Manli became one of the world's best 500 m skaters. Her breakthrough season was in 2003/2004, when she won her first World Cup races, and ended up taking home the overall World Cup. In addition, she took home the world title by winning both heats. She repeated these successes in 2005, again winning the 500 m World Championships and World Cup. A big favorite for the gold in Torino, Wang was hugely disappointed by losing out to Svetlana Zhurova and having to contend with silver. Earlier in the season, Wang had won her first ever medal at the World Sprint Championships, also finishing behind Zhurova. Due to her lesser 1000 m, Wang had never done better than fourth in these championships. She retired after the 2006 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.28 (2006); 1000 – 1:14.89 (2006); 1500 – 2:09.06 (1999); 3000 – 5:02.01 (1999); 5000 – 9:02.78 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 500 metres China CHN 22
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres China CHN 31
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 500 metres China CHN 13
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres China CHN 26
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating Women's 500 metres China CHN 2 Silver
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres China CHN 20

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating China Final Standings 22 80.07
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating China Race 1 22 40.01 10.58
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating China Race 2 22 40.06 10.71
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating China Final Standings 13 76.62
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating China Race 1 11 38.20 10.61
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating China Race 2 14 38.42 10.47
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating China Final Standings 2 76.78
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating China Race 1 2 38.31 10.48
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating China Race 2 5 38.47 10.59

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1998 Winter 24 Nagano Speed Skating China Final Standings 31 1:22.13 18.14 48.16
2002 Winter 28 Salt Lake City Speed Skating China Final Standings 26 1:17.37 18.15 46.72
2006 Winter 32 Torino Speed Skating China Final Standings 20 1:17.90 17.92 46.19