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Jiang Yonghua (simplified Chinese: 江永华; traditional Chinese: 江永華; pinyin: Jiāng Yǒnghuá; born September 7, 1973 in Jixi, Heilongjiang)[1] is a female Chinese track cyclist. She is a former world record holder for the Women's 500 m Time Trial, which was set on August 11, 2002 in Kunming with a time of 34.000 seconds. On 20 August 2004, she also broke the Olympic record at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, setting a time of 34.112 seconds, but was beaten by Australia's Anna Meares a few minutes later, with new Olympic and world record time of 33.952 seconds.[2]

Jiang Yonghua
Personal information
Full nameJiang Yonghua
Born (1973-09-07) September 7, 1973 (age 46)
Jixi, China
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)[1]
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Rider typeSprint

Yonghua began cycling career with the Heilongjiang Provincial Sports Team C in October 1989. She became a member of the Beijing team in December 1999.[1]

PalmarèsEdit

2001
1st   500 m Time Trial, Chinese National Championships
2002
1st 500 m Time Trial, round of UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
1st 500 m Time Trial, Asian Games
2003
1st   500 m Time Trial, Chinese National Championships
5th 500 m Time Trial, 2003 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2004
2nd 500 m Time Trial, 2004 UCI Track Cycling World Championships
2nd 500 m Time Trial, 2004 Summer Olympics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jiang Yonghua". Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
  2. ^ "Australian wins women's 500m time trial, Chinese Jiang Yonghua silver". People's Daily Online. 2004-08-21. Retrieved 2009-01-08.