Gong Jinjie

Gong Jinjie (Chinese: 宫金杰; pinyin: Gōng Jīnjié, born 12 November 1986) is a Chinese professional track cyclist, a member of the provincial Jilin Team since 2002 and the Chinese National Team since 2005. Her coaches include Yongqing Wang (王永庆) and Sean Eadie.

Gong Jinjie
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Personal information
Born (1986-11-12) 12 November 1986 (age 33)
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprint

CareerEdit

Gong competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She and Guo Shuang set a world record of 32.447 seconds in the qualification round of the team sprint event, which they then improved upon with 32.422 in the next round.[1] They went on to finish first in the final against the German team, but were disqualified for an alleged "early relay", and were relegated to the silver medal instead.[2] Gong and Guo's coach Daniel Morelon maintains that the pair were "robbed" of the gold medal, and described it as an "injustice". He complained that the judges refused to provide a "video footage of the race on slow motion", and only provided a "vague explanation" for the infringement they had allegedly committed.[3]

Gong competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She and Zhong Tianshi set a world record of 31.928 seconds in the qualification round of the team sprint event, and won China's first ever Olympics Cycling gold medal in the final by beating the Russian team.[4]

Career highlightsEdit

Date Placing Event Competition Location Country
13 December 2006   Sprint Asian Games Doha   Qatar
20 January 2008 3 Keirin World Cup Los Angeles   United States
16 February 2008 1 500 m time trial World Cup Ballerup   Denmark
27 March 2008   Team sprint[N 1] World Championships Manchester   United Kingdom
1 November 2008 2 500 m time trial World Cup Manchester   United Kingdom
2 November 2008 3 Keirin World Cup Manchester   United Kingdom
22 November 2008 2 500 m time trial World Cup Melbourne   Australia
17 January 2009 2 500 m time trial World Cup Beijing   China
17 January 2009 3 Team sprint[N 1] World Cup Beijing   China
20 November 2009 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Melbourne   Australia
23 January 2010 2 500 m time trial World Cup Beijing   China
23 January 2010 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Beijing   China
25 March 2010   Team sprint[N 2] World Championships Ballerup   Denmark
2 December 2010 1 Team sprint[N 3] World Cup Melbourne   Australia
21 January 2011 1 Team sprint[N 2] World Cup Beijing   China
18 February 2011 2 Team sprint[N 3] World Cup Manchester   United Kingdom
24 March 2011   Team sprint[N 3] World Championships Apeldoorn   Netherlands
2 August 2012   Team sprint[N 3] Olympic Games London   United Kingdom
2014
1st   Team Sprint, Asian Games (with Zhong Tianshi)
2015
GP von Deutschland im Sprint
1st Team Sprint (with Zhong Tianshi)
3rd Sprint
2016
1st   Team Sprint, Asian Track Championships (with Zhong Tianshi)
  1. ^ a b The other rider on the team was Zheng Lulu
  2. ^ a b c d The other rider on the team was Lin Junhong
  3. ^ a b c d The other rider on the team was Guo Shuang

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cycling – China set world record, Britain out". Reuters. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Chinese women's sprint cycling team disqualified for lane change; Germany wins Olympic gold". Washington Post. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Chinese cycling coach says women's sprint team 'robbed' of gold". CBC News. CBC. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  4. ^ "China wins first cycling Olympic gold at Rio Olympics". People's Daily. Xinhua. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2019.

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