Wang Haibin (simplified Chinese: 王海滨; traditional Chinese: 王海濱; pinyin: Wáng Hǎibīn; born 27 December 1973 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) is Chairman of the China Fencing Association and Head Coach of the China National Fencing Team.[1] In November 2021 in Lausanne, he was elected to a 3-year term on the executive committee of the International Fencing Federation (FIE).[2] Earlier in his career, he was an internationally ranked Chinese foil fencer. He competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics.[3]

Wang Haibin
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Wang in 2019
Personal information
Born (1973-12-27) 27 December 1973 (age 48)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Sport
SportFencing

He first competed at the Olympics in 1992, where he was eliminated in the second round of the Olympic foil tournament and finished tenth with the Chinese foil team in the team event.

In 1996, he was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Olympic foil tournament and finished ninth with the Chinese foil team in the team event.

Four years later in Sydney, he won the silver medal as part of the Chinese foil team. In the 2000 Olympic foil tournament he was eliminated in the round of 16 again.

In 2004 in Athens, he won the silver medal again as a member of the Chinese foil team.[4] In the individual Olympic foil tournament he was eliminated in the first round again.

From 2005 to 2016, Wang served as the head men's foil coach for China's National Fencing Team, during which time he helped Lei Sheng win a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. From 2016 to 2021, Wang coached in the United States in New Haven, CT, where he helped lead a resurgence of the Yale University Men's and Women's Fencing Teams.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CFA, Chinese Fencing Association (15 February 2022). "汪昌永、勒瓦瓦瑟、鲍埃尔教练任训练顾问领衔花重佩剑教练组,2022年国家击剑队第二期大集训名单公布!". Sohu. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  2. ^ International Fencing Federation FIE (31 December 2021). "FIE Statutes: December 2021" (PDF). FIE. Retrieved 17 March 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Wang Haibin Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  4. ^ "Wang Haibin". databaseolympics. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Wang Named Head Coach of Yale Men's and Women's Fencing". Ivy League. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2022.