Manli WANG

People's Republic of China CHN

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Nagano 1998
  • Year of Birth
    1973
Olympic Results

Biography

Manli WANG

A former long jumper, Wang Manli became one of the world's best 500 m skaters. Her breakthrough season was in 2003/2004, when she won her first World Cup races, and ended up taking home the overall World Cup. In addition, she took home the world title by winning both heats. She repeated these successes in 2005, again winning the 500 m World Championships and World Cup. A big favorite for the gold in Torino, Wang was hugely disappointed by losing out to Svetlana Zhurova and having to contend with silver. Earlier in the season, Wang had won her first ever medal at the World Sprint Championships, also finishing behind Zhurova. Due to her lesser 1000 m, Wang had never done better than fourth in these championships. She retired after the 2006 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.28 (2006); 1000 – 1:14.89 (2006); 1500 – 2:09.06 (1999); 3000 – 5:02.01 (1999); 5000 – 9:02.78 (1992).

Olympic Results

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Turin 2006

S
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#20
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#13
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#26
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Nagano 1998

#22
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
#31
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Speed Skating