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Guo Dan

China

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSCHN20612199001
NOCChina
Born06 Dec 1990 in  Beijing
GenderWomen
Marital statusMarried
FamilyHusband He Xin
ResidenceBeijing, CHN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.90 17 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:18.22 17 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:58.83 19 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:15.28 18 Nov 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:29.03 25 Jan 2016 Urumqi  
Social Media
Social Media
weibo.com/leifengdan  
xiaoguo.dan.blog.163.com/?from=inf&wvr=5&loc=infblog  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe decided to pursue speed skating after it was announced that Beijing would host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.  
Name of coachHe Xin [club], CHN; Wang Xiuli [national], CHN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first tried roller skating at age three, and took up speed skating on ice in 2015.  
Club / TeamJiangsu Province: Suzhou, CHN  
General Interest
General Interest
Other sportsShe has represented the People's Republic of China in roller speed skating, winning silver in the track 15,000m elimination race at the 2018 World Championships in Heerde, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Oct 2018; news.xinhuanet.com, 24 Feb 2017)  
InjuriesIn 2014 she tore a ligament in her left knee after crashing. She needed around six months to recover. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in roller speed skating at the 2012 World Championships in Rome, Italy, and finishing fifth in the mass start speed skating event at the 2017 World Single Distances Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHer husband He Xin has worked as a speed skating coach for Jiangsu Province in the People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHer husband He Xin. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolChinese short track skater Yang Yang [A]. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Pursue your best self." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesSport, football, basketball. (dalunhua.com, 22 Jun 2015)  
Awards and honoursShe was named flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. She had competed in roller speed skating at the event. (news.cgtn.com, 01 Sep 2018)

In 2007 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.sohu.com, 02 Mar 2007)
 
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.qq.com, 24 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps10  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall27