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Huang Yu-Ting

Chinese Taipei

SportSpeed Skating
NOCChinese Taipei
Born29 Mar 1988 in  Kaohsiung
GenderWomen
ResidenceKaohsiung, TPE
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Higher educationBusiness Administration, Business Management - Sun Yat-sen University: Kaohsiung, TPE
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.18 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.92 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:54.83 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:18.99 26 Aug 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/uting.huang.hope/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her parents into the sport, and also wanted to compete at the Olympic Winter Games. "When I made the switch to ice, I told myself to cast aside all of my past glories as a roller sports skater. The moment I decided to become a speed skater, I became a nobody. I knew I was starting from the bottom, from zero. But that was a welcome challenge for me."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began roller speed skating in 1990, and switched to speed skating in 2015.  
Club / TeamKaohsiung Speed Skating Team: Chinese Taipei  
Name of coachHuang Chin-Lung [father], TPE, from 1990  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang she became the first female athlete from Chinese Taipei to compete in speed skating at an Olympic Winter Games. "I think about it as if I'm blazing a trail for those behind me. I'm Chinese Taipei's first woman speed skater to make it to the Olympic Games, and it's always harder for those who go first. But I think if I'm able to help pave the way for my juniors, it would not be in vain." (OIS, 12 Feb 2018, 07 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 07 Feb 2018)

FEDERATION SUPPORT
She is part of the International Skating Union [ISU] Development Transition Program that is based in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. The scheme aims to help athletes from ice hockey, roller speed skating and figure skating make the switch to speed skating and short track. (isu.org, 22 Dec 2017)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold medals at the roller speed skating world championships in 2009 [1000m sprint] and 2014 [3000m relay], a gold medal [1000m sprint] at the 2013 World Games, and gold [500m sprint] at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jan 2018)  
Awards and honoursShe was Chinese Taipei's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 25 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesShe has broken her collarbone twice during her career. The first time was during a training session and the second was while competing in roller speed skating at the 2006 World Championships in Anyang, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer father Huang Chin-Lung, who is also her coach. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skaters Chad Hedrick, and US speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017; Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up, just do it." (Athlete, 10 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesDrawing, travelling, reading novels, taking photos. (Facebook page, 02 Jan 2018; Athlete, 10 Feb 2018)  
Other sportsShe has represented Chinese Taipei in both speed skating and short track at World Cup events. She has also competed in roller speed skating at the world championships, World Games, and Asian Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Jan 2018)  
Famous relativesHer father was a speed skating coach at national level. (tw.appledaily.com, 19 Jul 2009)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m22  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m23  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m31