Wang Rui (curler)
Wang Rui (Chinese: 王芮; pinyin: Wáng Ruì; Mandarin pronunciation: [wǎŋ ɻwêi]; born February 9, 1995 in Harbin) is a Chinese curler. She currently throws fourth stones for team Mei Jie, who is the Chinese national women's curling team.
|Born||February 9, 1995|
|Curling club||Harbin CC, |
|5 (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|World Mixed Doubles Championship|
|2 (2016, 2017)|
|3 (2014, 2015, 2018)|
Wang represented China in four Pacific-Asia Junior Curling Championships, playing second for the team in 2011 and 2012 and third for the team in 2014 and 2015. The team would finish in 4th place in 2011, win a bronze in 2012 and silvers in 2014 and 2015.
Wang first represented China at the women's level when she was a member of the team at the 2014 Ford World Women's Curling Championship. She played second on that team, skipped by Liu Sijia. The team finished the round robin with a 6-5 record, in 7th place and out of the playoffs. Later that year, she played at the 2014 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships, throwing lead rocks for the Liu rink. There, they would go on to win the gold medal. This earned the team a spot at the 2015 World Women's Curling Championship. The team finished the round robin with a 7-4 record, in a tie with Scotland for the last playoff spot. In the tiebreaker, they would lose to Scotland, settling for 5th place overall.
The next season, the team played in the 2015 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships, where they won a bronze medal, which meant that China did not qualify for the Worlds that season. Wang did not go home empty handed that year though, as she teamed up with Ba Dexin to represent China at the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship. The pair would finish 2nd in their group, having lost only one match, which was good enough to make the playoffs. They would then go on to defeat Denmark, Estonia, and Scotland before losing to Russia in the final, taking home silver medals.
Wang would later join the Wang Bingyu rink as her third. They would win a gold medal at the 2017 Asian Winter Games and would represent China at the 2017 World Women's Curling Championship, finishing in 11th place.
Wang and Ba represented China in the mixed doubles tournament of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and finished in fifth place. The pair finished the round robin with a 4-3 record, but lost in a tiebreak match against Norway.
Wang threw fourth stones for the Chinese women's team in 2019, debuting at the 2019 World Qualification Event, which she won with teammates Mei Jie, Yao Mingyue and Ma Jingyi. This qualified China for the 2019 World Women's Curling Championship, which the team played in. There, the rink finished round robin with a 7-5 record, and then lost in their quarterfinal match against Switzerland.