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Qieyang Shenjie, also known as Qieyang Shijie (Chinese: 切阳什姐; pinyin: Qièyáng Shíjiě; Tibetan: ཆོས་དབྱིངས་སྐྱིད་, Wylie: chos dbyings skyid, ZYPY: Qoiying Gyi, Lhasa dialect: [tɕʰǿjiŋ cîʔ], also known as Choeyang Kyi;[1] Amdo Tibetan language: [tɕʰeɣjaŋ ʂcəl]; born 11 November 1990) is a Chinese race walker.[2] She was born in Haiyan, Haibei T.A.P, Qinghai province, and her family are herders.[3] She won silver medal in the Women's 20 km walk race in 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[4] She is the first ethnic Tibetan to compete and win a medal in the Olympics.[5] After winning the medal, Qieyang Shenjie said she was most grateful to her coach.[6] Originally she won a bronze medal, but after Russia's Olga Kaniskina was disqualified in March 2016 for doping, she was awarded the silver medal.

Qieyang Shenjie
Personal information
NationalityChinese
EthnicityTibetan
Born (1990-11-11) 11 November 1990 (age 28)
Qinghai, China
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Sport
CountryChina
SportAthletics
Event(s)Racewalking

She was selected into the Qinghai Team in April 2008 by Yuan Dejiu (袁德久), the major coach of the team who found her speciality when let accompany someone other to run and gave her her nickname "little tokyi".[7] In June 2010, she was selected by Zhang Fuxin (张阜新), who later became her coach, into the National Team.

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  1. ^ Leicester, John; Ashwini Bhatia; Didi Tang (11 August 2012). "First Tibetan Olympian wins medal for China". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  2. ^ Shenjie Qieyang - Athletics – Olympic Athlete | London 2012 Archived 26 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Leicester, John; Ashwini Bhatia; Didi Tang (11 August 2012). "First Tibetan Olympian wins medal for China". Huffington Post. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.nbcolympics.com/track-and-field/event/women-20km-walk/phase=atw092100/index.html/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ 切阳什姐,走出青海人的自信 – Qinghai News
  7. ^ 青海藏族姑娘切阳什姐的奥运梦想 – Sohu Roll

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