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Yang Yang (A)

Full name: Yang Yang
Original name: 扬 杨
Gender: Female
Height: 5'5" (166 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 24, 1976 in Tangyuan, Heilongjiang, China
Country: CHN China
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

One of the most successful short track skater of all-time Yang Yang is commonly known as Yang Yang (A), because one of her team mates had the same name in Latin script (they are different in Chinese). Originally, they were named L(arge) and S(mall), but Yang changed her moniker to A(ugust). Yang Yang (A) dominated short track between 1997 and 2002, winning six consecutive overall World titles, adding 23 wins in individual distances and relays. She disappointed at the 1998 Olympics, winning "only" a relay bronze, but won two golds and a silver at the 2002 Salt Lake Games. Her victory in the 500 m made her the first Chinese to win a Winter Olympic title. Yang Yang (A) has set four individual World Records, including three in the 1000 m.

Results

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 15 5 DQ/46.815
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Quarter-Finals Heat One AC DQ
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Five 1 Q 5 46.815
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round A Final 1 44.187
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q/OR 34 44.118
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 34 44.810
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat One 1 Q 34 45.042

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS BT T PLR
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 8 15 DQ
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round A Final AC DQ
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 5 1:34.688
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q/WR 5 1:31.991
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Six 1 Q 5 1:37.062
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round A Final 1 1:36.391
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 21 1:38.037
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q/OR 34 1:31.235
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Five 1 Q 34 1:37.039
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 3 AF-3
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round A Final 3 1:33.937
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 21 1:33.080
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 ADV 8 1:59.338
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Two 1 Q 34 1:34.878

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS PLR
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 4
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round A Final 4 2:31.791
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 2:21.690 21
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Four 2 Q 2:29.578 21
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Final Standings 11 BF-6
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Final Round B Final 6 2:32.097
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QB 2:23.048 13
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China Round One Heat Three 1 Q 2:37.754 34

Women's 3,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Standings 2
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Round A Final 2
1998 Winter 21 Nagano Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Standings 2
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Round A Final 2
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Semi-Finals Heat One 1
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Standings AC
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Final Round A Final AC
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating China CHN Semi-Finals Heat One 1