Yang Yang (S)

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 4
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameYang•Yang
Used nameYang•Yang (S)
Name orderOriental
Original name楊•陽
Born14 September 1977 in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang (CHN)
Measurements165 cm / 60 kg
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

Similar to the better known Yang Yang (A), Yang Yang is commonly known as Yang Yang (S), because her team mate had the same name in Latin script (they are different in Chinese). Originally, they were named L(arge) and S(mall), but the other Yang changed her moniker to A(ugust). In three Olympic participations, Yang reached the semi-finals in all 9 events she entered, and earned a medal in every final she reached, making for a total of four silvers and one bronze. In World Championships, she managed to win one individual title, the 1,500 m in 1999, adding to 5 relay wins and four consecutive World Team Championships titles with the Chinese team (1998-2001). Her best overall World Championships ranking also came in 1999, when she placed second behind Yang Yang (A).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Yang Yang (S)
500 metres, Women (Olympic) =7
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 5
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 8
1998 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Yang Yang (S)
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 2 Silver
2002 Winter Olympics Short Track Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Yang Yang (S)
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 12
3,000 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 2 Silver

Special Notes