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Gao Tingyu

China

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCHN11512199701
NOCChina
Born15 Dec 1997 in  Yichun
GenderMen
ResidenceHarbin, CHN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesMandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.34 08 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:10.58 22 Oct 2016 Urumqi  
    1500m 2:02.21 01 Dec 2013 Changchun  
    5000m 7:56.33 29 Oct 2011 Changchun  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/u/1902396531  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHeilongjiang Province Ice Training Centre: Harbin, CHN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe loved skating and showed talent in the sport from an early age.  
Name of coachLiu Guangbin [club], CHN; Wang Xiuli [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2008 in Yichun, People's Republic of China.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolChinese speed skaters Zhang Hong and Yu Fengtong. (wemedia.ifeng.com, 23 Feb 2018; 3g.163.com, 20 Feb 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Liu Guangbin. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.163.com, 21 Feb 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe has been named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.ifeng.com, 04 Jan 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Work hard." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Chinese male athlete to win an Olympic medal in speed skating by claiming bronze in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 19 Feb 2018)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin 500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m12  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m20  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall55