Meng WANG

People's Republic of China CHN

Short Track Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Turin 2006
  • Year of Birth
    1985
Olympic Results

Biography

Meng WANG

In only two editions of the Olympic Winter Games, Meng Wang became the new queen of short-track speed skating. With six Olympic medals to her name, she already holds court as the athlete with the most medals in this discipline, while also being the Chinese female athlete with the most Winter Games medals. She celebrated her 25th birthday a few weeks after the Vancouver 2010 Games, and can hope to see her reign last a few more years.

2006: a complete collection and a disappointment

In 2003, the young Chinese athlete made her first appearance at the World Championships, including in the relay of the national team. This first attempt was a masterstroke, as this debut appearance was rewarded with the gold medal! Three years passed and Meng Wang entered the arena for the Turin Olympic Games. On this occasion she came away with a wonderful haul of medals: gold in the 500m, silver in the 1000m and bronze in the 1500m. Her only disappointment stemmed from the result of the relay event. The third-ranked Chinese were disqualified as Meng Wang committed a fault by hampering the Canadian skater.

Eight titles in two years

Over the seasons, Meng Wang continued to increase her domination in short-track speed skating. At the 2008 and 2009 World Championships, she grabbed eight titles. All that remained was to confirm this supremacy at the 2010 Olympic Games.

Her hunting ground: the 500m

In Vancouver, she first dominated in the 500m, her favourite event and the one in which she holds the world record. Despite, or thanks to, the opposition of two Canadians fired up by the audience, she set a new Olympic record on the Pacific Coliseum ice.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#18
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
3,000 metres Relay
3,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
S
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
B
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#AC
3,000 metres Relay
3,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating