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Wang Meng

China

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCHN21004198501
NOCChina
Born10 Apr 1985 in Qitaihe 
GenderWomen
ResidenceHarbin, CHN
OccupationAthlete, Business Owner
LanguagesMandarin
Higher educationBusiness Administration - Renmin University of China: Beijing, CHN
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    1000m 1:29.213 26 Feb 2010 Vancouver  
    1500m 2:22.124 04 Feb 2005 Budapest  
    3000m 5:03.738 15 Mar 2009 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m 2      
    1000m 1 1    
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m 6 1    
    1000m 4 1 1  
    1500m 1 2 1  
    3000m Relay 4 2 1  
    Overall 3 3    
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Overall   1    
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team 3 2    
Social Media
Social Media
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport at age nine at a sports school in Qitaihe, People's Republic of China.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was encouraged to take up the sport by a skating coach.  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning three gold medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (sina.com.cn, 24 Jun 2015)  
HobbiesPhotography, playing football, reading. (QQ profile, 12 Aug 2014)  
Hero / IdolEnglish footballer David Beckham, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (qqywf.com, 08 Aug 2011)  
InjuriesShe fractured her ankle in training in January 2014 and required surgery to insert a screw into the joint. The injury meant she was unable to compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The screw was removed in a second operation in November that year. (163.com, 09 Dec 2014; sina.com.cn, 28 Jan 2014)

She needed 10 stitches in a hand injury she sustained in training in 2011. (sina.com.cn, 17 Jan 2014)

She required six stitches in her right thumb in March 2010. (sina.com.cn, 17 Jan 2014)
 
Sporting philosophy / motto"Live in the present." (QQ profile, 12 Aug 2014)  
Other informationBUSINESS
In 2014 she established Wang Meng Sport Culture Company. The business sells sportswear and skating blades in Qitaihe, People's Republic of China. (163.com, 01 Aug 2014)

TEAM DISPUTE
In 2011 she was removed from the national team and suspended from competition following a physical confrontation with the coaching staff. The incident started after Wang, who was captain of the squad at the time, and six other athletes missed their curfew. She was reinstated to the national team in 2012. She had previously threatened to quit the team in 2007 after complaining about the standard of coaching. (163.com, 03 Oct 2012; sina.com.cn, 17 Sep 2012; ifeng.com, 04 Aug 2012; chinadaily.com.cn, 30 Jan 2007)
 
Awards and honoursIn 2012 she was named one of the Top 10 Athletes in the People's Republic of China. (eastday.com, 11 Jan 2013)

She was named the 2010 Female Athlete of the Year at the China Central Television [CCTV] Sports Personality of the Year awards. (ncnews.com.cn, 17 Jan 2011)

In 2006 she was selected as a Special Class Model Worker of Heilongjiang Province in the People's Republic of China. (qq.com, 04 Aug 2011)

In 2006 she was presented with the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (qq.com, 04 Aug 2011)
 
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall1  
    2003/2004 World Championships 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall1  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1500m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2006 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m1  
    2002/2003 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Team Championships Team1  
    2008/2009 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2005/2006 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Team Championships Team1  
    2008/2009 World Team Championships Team1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2010 Olympic Games 3000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Championships 500m2  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1500m2  
    2003/2004 World Championships Overall2  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m2  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall2  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall2  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m2  
    2006 Olympic Games 1000m2  
    2005/2006 World Team Championships Team2  
    2004/2005 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2002/2003 World Team Championships Team2  
    2003/2004 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1000m3  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1500m3  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2004/2005 World Championships Overall4  
    2009/2010 World Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m7  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m7  
    2002/2003 World Championships 500m8  
    2002/2003 World Championships Overall9  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1000m11  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m17  
    2002/2003 World Championships 1500m18  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m18  
    2003/2004 World Championships 1000m19  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1000m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Seoul 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Changchun 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Spisska Nova Ves 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Bormio 500m1  
    2002/2003 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 1000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin Overall1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Budapest 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup The Hague 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 500m1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Beijing 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Hangzhou 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin 1500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Jeonju 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Harbin 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Harbin 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 1000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Hangzhou Overall1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Budapest 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup The Hague Overall1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 1000m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Changchun 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC Overall1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Jeonju 500m1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Hangzhou 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 3000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 3000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 500m1  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m1  
    2002/2003 World Cup St Petersburg 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Spisska Nova Ves 3000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 3000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 3000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 3000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Mlada Boleslav 3000m Relay1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 3000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2005/2006 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Budapest 3000m Relay1  
    2002/2003 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Jeonju 3000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 3000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m2  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup Bormio Overall2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Budapest 500m2  
    2002/2003 World Cup Saguenay, QC 1000m2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Mlada Boleslav 1000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 1000m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup The Hague 1000m2  
    2005/2006 World Cup The Hague 1500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin 1000m2  
    2002/2003 World Cup Saguenay, QC Overall2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 1000m2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 1000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 500m2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Calgary, AB Overall2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 500m2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI Overall2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 1000m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Beijing 3000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2002/2003 World Cup Chuncheon 3000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Marquette, MI 3000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Changchun 3000m Relay2  
    2002/2003 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 3000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 3000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1500m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Overall3  
    2002/2003 World Cup Beijing 1000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Beijing 1000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio Overall3  
    2002/2003 World Cup Beijing 1500m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Beijing 3000m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Beijing 1500m3  
    2002/2003 World Cup Saguenay, QC 3000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Beijing Overall3  
    2002/2003 World Cup Beijing 500m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Jeonju 1500m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Marquette, MI 1000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 1500m3  
    2002/2003 World Cup Chuncheon 500m3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m4  
    2002/2003 World Cup 1000m5  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m9  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m10  
    2005/2006 World Cup Overall15  
    2002/2003 World Cup 500m16  
    2002/2003 World Cup Overall15  
    2002/2003 World Cup 1500m17  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m18  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m19  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m32  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m57