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Chen Ding
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2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. 20 km walk men. Erick Barrondo (GUA), Chen Ding (CHN), Bertrand Moulinet (FRA)
Personal information
Native name 陈定
Nationality Chinese
Born (1992-08-05) August 5, 1992 (age 31)
Baoshan, Yunnan Province
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Country China
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 20 km racewalk
Club Guangdong Province Athletic Team
Coached by Sandro Damilano
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2012 Summer Olympics: Men's 20 kilometres walk – Gold
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold 2012 London 20 km walk
World Championships
Gold 2013 Moscow 20 km walk
Updated on 27 March 2019.

Chen Ding (Chinese: 陈定; born August 5, 1992, in Baoshan, Yunnan, China) is a Chinese racewalker who won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. He finished the race in 1:18:46, a new Olympic record. He also won a gold medal in the 2013 World Championships in Athletics after the original gold medalist was disqualified for doping.

2012 London Olympics

In the 2012 London Games, Chen became the first Chinese athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal in 20 km racewalk event. He is also the second Chinese male athlete to win a gold medal in any athletic event of the Olympics, after Liu Xiang's gold in 110 m hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Chen finished the race in 1:18:46 and established a new Olympic record. He achieved this feat one day before his birthday and considered it as a "wonderful gift". His teammates Wang Zhen and Cai Zelin finished third and fourth, with Guatemala's Erick Barrondo in second.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Chen Ding para niños

  • China at the 2012 Summer Olympics - Athletics
  • Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 20 kilometres walk
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