China at the 2010 Winter Olympics

China participated at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, sending its largest delegation at a Winter Olympics with 94 athletes. China had its best ever Winter Olympics medal finish, winning five gold medals and eleven in total, finishing seventh in the medal standings.

China at the
2010 Winter Olympics
IOC codeCHN
NOCChinese Olympic Committee
Websitewww.olympic.cn (in Chinese) (in English)
in Vancouver
Competitors94[1] in 10[2] sports
Flag bearer Han Xiaopeng (opening)
Shen Xue, Zhao Hongbo (closing)
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
5
Silver
2
Bronze
4
Total
11
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Republic of China (1972–1976)

China won its first ever gold medal in figure skating when Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo set a new world record for the overall combined score in pair figure skating. It was the first time since 1960 that a Russian, Soviet, or Unified Team flagged team did not win the gold medal.[3] China also won its first ever team Winter Olympic medal in the women's curling event with a bronze. The women's short track speed skating team swept the gold medals in all four events. China also won three medals in freestyle skiing aerials.

Wang Meng won three gold medals in short track speed skating and became the most decorated Chinese Winter Olympics athlete ever. Zhou Yang won two gold medals at these Games.

Xiao Tian, deputy chef de mission of the Chinese delegation, described the outcome as an "important breakthrough" for China in winter sports.[4]

Target

At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, 76 athletes competed in 48 events within nine disciplines and won two gold, four silver and five bronze medals.[5] In an attempt to surpass that achievement, China sent 94 athletes to Vancouver, its largest delegation ever.[6]

According to He Zhenliang, China's senior International Olympic Committee member and the honorary president of the Chinese Olympic Committee, the insufficient participation in Winter Olympic sports by "ordinary [Chinese] people" is still limiting the country's success in the Winter Games and is also discouraging any attempt to bid to host a future Winter Olympics.[7]

The Chinese Olympic Committee had high expectations in particular for the country's men's and women's aerials teams; in 2003 they hired two coaches, American Peter Judge and Canadian Dustin Wilson, to lead an effort to revamp China's aerial training program, and by January 2010, the top four women and five of the top seven men in the sport were Chinese.[8] Only two teamsthose from China and the United Statesqualified four male and four female skiers in the event. Aerials skier Han Xiaopeng, winner of the gold medal in his sport at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, was chosen as China's national flag bearer for the 2010 opening ceremony.

One potential competitor, speed skater Wang Manli, the 2006 silver medal winner at 500 metres, vowed in January 2007 to win gold in 2010,[9] however, a chronic knee injury forced her to announce retirement in early 2008.[10]

Records

In the sport of figure skating, Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo set a new world record for the overall combined score of 216.57 points in pair figure skating. It was the first time since 1960 that a Russian, Soviet, or Unified Team flagged team did not win the gold medal.[3] Shen and Zhao set a new world record for the short program with 76.66 points.[11] Meanwhile, in the same event, the pair skating team of Pang Qing and Tong Jian set a new world record for the free skate with a score of 141.81 points.[12]

Wang Meng and Zhou Yang set Olympic records in the 500 m and 1,500 m short track speed skating events. China set a new world record in the 3000 metre relay race. Zhou Yang also set a new world record in the 1,000 m event.

Medalists

The following Chinese athletes won medals at the games:

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 GoldShen Xue / Zhao HongboFigure skatingPair skatingFeb 15
 GoldWang MengShort track speed skatingWomen's 500 metresFeb 17
 GoldZhou YangShort track speed skatingWomen's 1500 metresFeb 20
 GoldSun Linlin / Wang Meng / Zhang Hui / Zhou YangShort track speed skatingWomen's 3000 metre relayFeb 24
 GoldWang MengShort track speed skatingWomen's 1000 metresFeb 26
 SilverPang Qing / Tong JianFigure skatingPair skatingFeb 15
 SilverLi NinaFreestyle skiingWomen's aerialsFeb 24
 BronzeWang BeixingSpeed skatingWomen's 500 metresFeb 16
 BronzeGuo XinxinFreestyle skiingWomen's aerialsFeb 24
 BronzeLiu ZhongqingFreestyle skiingMen's aerialsFeb 25
 BronzeWang Bingyu / Liu Yin / Yue Qingshuang / Zhou Yan / Liu JinliCurlingWomen'sFeb 26
Medals by sport
Sport Total
Short track speed skating4004
Figure skating1102
Freestyle skiing0123
Curling0011
Speed skating0011
Total52411
Medals by date Cumulative
Day Date Total Total
Day 1 13th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Day 2 14th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Day 3 15th 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2
Day 4 16th 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3
Day 5 17th 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 4
Day 6 18th 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
Day 7 19th 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4
Day 8 20th 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 5
Day 9 21st 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
Day 10 22nd 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
Day 11 23rd 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5
Day 12 24th 1 1 1 3 4 2 2 8
Day 13 25th 0 0 1 1 4 2 3 9
Day 14 26th 1 0 1 2 5 2 4 11
Day 15 27th 0 0 0 0 5 2 4 11
Day 16 28th 0 0 0 0 5 2 4 11
Total 5 2 4 11 5 2 4 11
Multiple medalists
Name Sport Total
Wang Meng Short track speed skating 3 0 0 3
Zhou Yang Short track speed skating 2 0 0 2

Alpine skiing

Men
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Li Lei Giant slalom 1:30.36 1:36.90 3:07.26 75
Slalom 59.43 1:01.43 2:00.86 43
Women
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total Rank
Xia Lina Giant slalom 1:30.41 1:28.48 2:58.89 59
Slalom 1:10.60 Did not finish

Biathlon

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Zhang Chengye 20 km individual 51:31.0 19
10 km sprint 26:19.9 32
12.5 km pursuit 36:28.7 35
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Song Chaoqing 15 km individual 46:30.3 53
7.5 km sprint 21:38.2 32
10 km pursuit 34:46.6 43
Wang Chunli 15 km individual 44:18.0 33
7.5 km sprint 22:13.4 50
10 km pursuit 34:01.8 35
Liu Xianying 15 km individual 43:16.2 20
7.5 km sprint 22:14.6 51
10 km pursuit 33:41.2 30
Kong Yingchao 15 km individual 46:46.2 58
7.5 km sprint 22:30.9 61
Wang Chunli
Liu Xianying
Kong Yingchao
Song Chaoqing
4 x 6 km relay 1:12:16.9 9
Liu Yuanyuan No show

Cross-country skiing

Men
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Xu Wenlong 15 km freestyle 37:39.5 68
Sun Qinghai Sprint classic 3:38.52 12 3:43.1 5 Did not advance
Sun Qinghai
Xu Wenlong
Team sprint free 19:43.6 10 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualifying Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Li Hongxue 10 km freestyle 27:05.7 35
15 km pursuit 43:24.3 37
Li Xin 10 km freestyle 29:38.5 65
Man Dandan Sprint classic 4:08.55 51 Did not advance
Man Dandan
Li Hongxue
Team sprint free 20:02.7 9 Did not advance

Curling

Men's tournament

Round-robin

Women's tournament

Round-robin
Semifinal
Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Wang) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 x 4
 Sweden (Norberg) 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 0 x 9
Bronze medal final
Sheet 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final
 China (Wang) 3 0 2 0 1 0 2 4 x x 12
 Switzerland (Ott) 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 x x 6

Figure skating

China has qualified one entrant in ladies singles, three in pair skating, and one in ice dancing for a total of nine athletes.[13] Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo set a new world record in both the overall combined score and the short program while teammates Pang Qing and Tong Jian set a new world record in the free skate.

Athlete Event CD SP/OD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Liu Yan Ladies' 51.74 19 91.73 18 143.47 19
Shen Xue,
Zhao Hongbo
Pairs 76.66 WR 1 139.91 2 216.57 WR
Pang Qing,
Tong Jian
Pairs 71.50 4 141.81 WR 1 213.31
Zhang Dan,
Zhang Hao
Pairs 71.28 5 123.06 4 194.34 5
Huang Xintong,
Zheng Xun
Ice dancing 29.22 19 45.03 20 71.27 20 145.52 19

Freestyle skiing

Men
Event Athlete Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Aerials Han Xiaopeng 192.52 21 Did not advance
Jia Zongyang 242.52 1 Q 237.57 6
Liu Zhongqing 229.67 11 Q 242.53
Qi Guangpu 230.28 10 Q 234.85 7
Women
Event Athlete Qualifying Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Aerials Cheng Shuang 180.91 4 Q 187.87 7
Guo Xinxin 189.16 3 Q 205.22
Li Nina 192.10 2 Q 207.23
Xu Mengtao 168.55 8 Q 191.61 6

Ice hockey

Women's tournament

See also China women's national ice hockey team

Roster

The following is the Chinese roster in the women's ice hockey tournament of the 2010 Winter Olympics.[14]

Position Name Height Weight Birthdate Birthplace 2009–10 team
GHan Danni165589 January 1991HarbinQiqihar
GJia Dandan163555 May 1982HarbinHarbin
GShi Yao1787013 January 1987HarbinHarbin
DJiang Na1747518 October 1988HarbinHarbin
DLiu Zhixin1746825 April 1993QiqiharQiqihar
DLou Yue1606022 April 1987HarbinHarbin
DQi Xueting158587 November 1986HarbinHarbin
DTan Anqi1756710 June 1986HarbinHarbin
DWang Nan1646722 April 1988HarbinHarbin
DYu Baiwei1666817 July 1988HarbinHarbin
DZhang Shuang162587 March 1987HarbinHarbin
FCui Shanshan177678 May 1987HarbinHarbin
FGao Fujin1626515 July 1984HarbinHarbin
FHuang Haijing172723 July 1988HarbinHarbin
FHuo Cui1605413 September 1988HarbinHarbin
FJin FenglingA1665620 November 1982HarbinHarbin
FMa Rui1726929 March 1989HarbinHarbin
FSu Ziwei162659 December 1984HarbinHarbin
FSun RuiA1696014 May 1982HarbinHarbin
FTang Liang1635426 August 1985HarbinHarbin
FWang LinuoC1605728 August 1979HarbinHarbin
FZhang Ben1706122 July 1985HarbinHarbin
FZhang Mengying1665522 December 1993QiqiharQiqihar

Group play

China played in Group B.

Round-robin

All times are local (UTC-8).

14 February 2010
12:00
United States 12–1
(5–0, 3–0, 4–1)
 ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,278
16 February 2010
19:00
Finland 2–1
(0–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,317
18 February 2010
19:00
China 1–2
(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)
 RussiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,391
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 33000311309
 Finland 3200178-16
 Russia 31002319-163
 China 30003316-130

Classification round

Fifth place semifinal
20 February 2010
14:30
Switzerland  6–0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 ChinaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,454
Seventh place game
22 February 2010
14:00
China 3–1
(0–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 SlovakiaUBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,284

Short track speed skating

China has 10 qualified teams to this sporting event.

Men
Event Athlete Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
500 m Han Jialiang 41.869 1 Q 41.443 3 Did not advance
Liang Wenhao DSQ
Ma Yunfeng 41.954 3 Did not advance
1000 m Han Jialiang 1:26.479 1 Q 1:25.856 2 Q 1:25.462 4 QB 1:32.023 6
Liang Wenhao 1:26.249 2 Q 1:25.060 3 Did not advance
Ma Yunfeng 1:25.814 4 Did not advance
1500 m Liu Xianwei 2:14.354 3 Q 2:14.500 5 Q Did not advance
Liang Wenhao 2:16.152 1 Q 2:15.453 2 Q 2:48.192 6
Song Weilong 2:20.095 6 Did not advance
5000 m relay Han Jialiang
Liu Xianwei
Ma Yunfeng
Song Weilong
6:43.601 1 QA 6:44.630 4
Women
Event Athlete Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Position Time Position Time Position Time Position
500 m Wang Meng 43.926 1 Q 43.284 1 Q 42.985 1 QA OR 43.048
Zhou Yang 44.115 1 Q 44.106 1 Q 43.992 3 QB 44.725 5
Zhao Nannan 1:02.132 4 Did not advance
1000 m Wang Meng 1:30.958 1 Q 1:32.267 1 Q 1:30.573 2 QA 1:29.213
Zhou Yang 1:30.781 1 Q 1:29.849 1 Q 1:29.049 1 QA DSQ
Sun Linlin 1:30.629 2 Q 1:30.589 3 Did not advance
1500 m Wang Meng 2:29.199 1 Q DSQ
Zhou Yang 2:24.246 1 Q 2:21.049 2 QA 2:16.993
Sun Linlin 2:24.031 2 Q 2:24.777 3 QB 2:42.960 10
3000 m relay Sun Linlin
Wang Meng
Zhang Hui
Zhou Yang
4:08.797 1 Q 4:06.610 WR

Snowboarding

Men
Event Athlete Qualification Semifinal Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Halfpipe Shi Wancheng 15.8 18.0 19 Did not advance
Zeng Xiaoye 14.0 32.8 5 Q 32.9 16.2 10 Did not advance
Women
Event Athlete Qualification Semifinal Finals
Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank Run 1 Run 2 Rank
Halfpipe Cai Xuetong 14.1 19.3 23 Did not advance
Liu Jiayu 26.3 33.3 12 Q 41.1 36.2 2 Q 39.3 34.9 4
Sun Zhifeng 38.2 39.9 6 QF n/a 29.8 33.0 7

Key: Q=Qualified for next round, QF=Qualified directly for the final

Speed skating

Men
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 metres Wang Nan 35.915 26 35.928 25 71.84 25
Yu Fengtong 35.116 7 35.120 7 70.23 7
Zhang Zhongqi 35.175 14 35.113 6 70.288 10
Liu Fangyi 36.193 34 36.047 27 72.24 28
1000 metres Wang Nan 1:11.82 31
1500 metres Sun Longjiang 1:51.30 35
Gao Xuefeng 1:50.78 34
Women
Event Athlete Race 1 Race 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
500 metres Jin Peiyu 38.68 6 38.771 11 77.45 8
Wang Beixing 38.48 3 38.144 3 76.63
Xing Aihua 38.79 11 38.849 16 77.64 13
Zhang Shuang 38.53 5 38.807 13 77.33 7
1000 metres Jin Peiyu 1:17.97 18
Ren Hui 1:19.18 33
Wang Beixing 1:18.30 24
Yu Jing 1:19.13 32
1500 metres Wang Fei 2:00.65 20
3000 metres Fu Chunyan 4:20.62 25
Wang Fei 4:18.42 22

Athletes from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region compete separately as "Hong Kong, China".

See also

References

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