Wang Manli

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameWang•Manli
Used nameWang•Manli
Name orderOriental
Original name王•曼丽
Born17 March 1973 in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang (CHN)
Measurements167 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsMudanjiang, Heilongjiang Province
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

A former long jumper, Wang Manli became one of the world’s best 500 m skaters. Her breakthrough season was in 2003/2004, when she won her first World Cup races, and ended up taking home the overall World Cup. In addition, she took home the world title by winning both heats. She repeated these successes in 2005, again winning the 500 m World Championships and World Cup. A big favorite for the gold in Torino, Wang was hugely disappointed by losing out to Svetlana Zhurova and having to contend with silver. Earlier in the season, Wang had won her first ever medal at the World Sprint Championships, also finishing behind Zhurova. Due to her lesser 1000 m, Wang had never done better than fourth in these championships. She retired after the 2006 season.

Personal Bests: 500 – 37.28 (2006); 1000 – 1:14.89 (2006); 1500 – 2:09.06 (1999); 3000 – 5:02.01 (1999); 5000 – 9:02.78 (1992).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1998 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Wang Manli
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 22
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 31
2002 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Wang Manli
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 13
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 26
2006 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) CHN Wang Manli
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 20

Special Notes