China at the Winter Olympic Games

China first participated at the Winter Olympic Games at the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, USA. The 2022 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Beijing.

The vast majority of the medals won by China at the Winter Games came from short track speed skating. The nation also won medals in other winter sports such as freestyle skiing, speed skating, figure skating and curling.

Chinese speed skaters Chinese speed skaters

In 1992, Ye Qiaobo won China's first Winter Olympics medal in speed skating. Another short-track speed skating competitor, Yang Yang, won China's first Winter gold medal in 2002. Wang Meng is without no doubt the best Chinese Winter Olympian. The short track speed skater won 6 medals (4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze) from 2006 to 2010. Another notable Chinese athlete at the Winter Games is Han Xiaopeng, who became first male athlete to capture a Winter Olympics gold medal in freestyle skiing.

China‚Äôs medal haul of 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games is its best so far and it was good for 7th place on the medal tally.


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