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Chen Yueling
2003-11-06 12:20:00   COC Website  

 

Name: CHEN Yueling
Gender: W
Date of birth: April 1, 1968
Place of birth: Tieling, Liaoning Province
Height: 1.59m
Weight: 50kg
Sport: Track & field - race walking
Personal best: 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st 10km

Sports career:
Keen on mountain climbing and long-distance running as a primary schoolpupil. Entered Tieling Sports School in 1985, and was soon taken on by the Liaoning provincial walking team after being spotted by Wang Kui, the famous walking coach. First represented Liaoning in a national walking competition in 1986.
 
High performances:
1986 National Tournament - 3rd 10000m
1987 National Invitational - 1st 3000m, 2nd 5000m
1987 National Games - 1st 10000m (WR), 2nd 5000m
1989 World Cup - 1st 10km
1990 Asian Games - 1st 10km
1991 Tokyo World Track & Field Championships - 8th 10km
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st 10km

Honours:
1987 - Named one of National outstanding Track & Field Athletes
1987 - Awarded National Sports Medal of Honour by the State Physical Culture and Sports Commission
1991 - Selected one of National Top Ten Track & Field Athletes
1993 - Awarded Gold Commemorative Medal by Asian Track & Field Federation
1993 - Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes

At present:
Became a student at Brigham Young University, USA soon after her retirement in August 1993. Settled down in San Diego in 1994, where served as a market representative of the International Natural Choice Group, while continuing her studies in a local college. Now a director of the US  Walking Union and spokeswoman for both US Kidney Foundation and Pan-Asian Overseas Chinese Union.

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