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Wang Jianan (long jumper)

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Wang Jianan (Chinese: 王嘉男; born 27 August 1996) is a Chinese track and field athlete who competes in the long jump.

Wang Jianan
Personal information
Born (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23)[1]
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight75 kg (165 lb)[1]
Sport
SportTrack and field
Updated on 15 September 2015.

He competed in a heptathlon and a decathlon in 2012 but showed his aptitude for the long jump by winning at the Chinese Athletics Championships. One month after turning sixteen he jumped a personal best of 8.04 m to claim the national title.[2]

He quickly rose to the top of the regional scene with a gold medal win at the 2013 Asian Athletics Championships.[3]

In 2018 Wang won Gold Medal on men's long jump athletics during the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Wang Jian". data.star.sports.cn. Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2013-04-14). Chinese athletes show Donetsk medal potential at National Youth Champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-13.
  3. ^ Four more gold medals and two championship records for China at Asian Champs. IAAF (2013-07-07). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  4. ^ "Wang Jianan of China claims title of men's long jump final at Asian Games 2018". China Youth International Sports. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-09-03.

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