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Wu Jingyu (simplified Chinese: 吴静钰; traditional Chinese: 吳靜鈺; pinyin: Wú Jìngyù; born February 1, 1987) is a female Chinese Taekwondo practitioner who won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the –49 kg class. She also won several medals at world championships and Asian Games.[1][2]

Wu Jingyu
Wu Jingyu 2008 Somalia stamp.jpg
Wu Jingyu on a 2008 Somalia stamp
Personal information
Born (1987-02-01) February 1, 1987 (age 31)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 lb)
Country  China
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) -49 kg
Club Jiangxi Provincial Weightlifting and Combat Sports Administrative Centre[1]
Coached by Chen Liren[1]
Updated on 8 August 2012.



Wu Jingyu started training in taekwondo aged 13. Her signature moves are axe kicks. As of 2012 she was a student at the Tianjin University of Technology and Suzhou University of Science and Technology. Her hobbies are music, movies and drawing sayings on porcelain. Her hometown in Jiangxi Province is known as "China's porcelain capital", and her uncle is a porcelain maker. She played a young taekwondo fan who dreams of becoming a champion in a Chinese movie on Taekwondo.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d "Jingyu Wu". Archived from the original on 2012-07-27.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Wu Jingyu". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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