Wang Beixing Speed Skater
Wang Beixing (Chinese: 王北星; pinyin: Wáng Běixīng; born March 10, 1985 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a Chinese long track speed skater, specializing in short distances (500m and 1000m). She is coached by Canadian former skater Kevin Crockett. Wang Beixing first competed in 2003. However, her breakthrough came in the 2004-2005 season, winning several times in the World Cup B-group and competing in the A-group. At the World Single Distance Championships she surprisingly won silver. She appeared to be a medal candidate at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. However, here she disappointed with a 7th place at the 500m and a 29th at the 1000m. In January 2009, she won the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Women, the first Chinese woman to do so since Ye Qiaobo in 1993.
|Date of birth|
|March 10th, 1985|
2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, informally the 21st Winter Olympics, were a major international multi-sport event held from February 12 to February 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with some events held in the suburbs of Richmond, West Vancouver and the University Endowment Lands, and in the resort town of Whistler. Approximately 2,600 athletes from 82 nations participated in 86 events in fifteen disciplines. Both the Olympic and Paralympic Games were organized by the Vancouver Organizing Committee, headed by John Furlong. The 2010 Winter Olympics were the third Olympics hosted by Canada and the first by the province of British Columbia. Previously, Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Following Olympic tradition, then-Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan received the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.