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Wenwen
Jiang
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 September 1986
Height
175 cm
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Tang Jia, one daughter
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Coaching - Sichuan Institute of Physical Education: Chengdu, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training in 1993 in Sichuan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her mother thought swimming would help strengthen her body and she was noticed by a synchronised swimming coach.

International Debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Doha, QAT

General Interest

Nicknames
Big Twin [given to her by first coach Luo Xi]. (todaysports.cn, 11 Mar 2008)
Hobbies
Music, dancing. (laonanren.com, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Injuries
She and her sister, performing partner Tingting, had to skip national team training in 2011 because of an accumulation of injuries. (chinadaily.com.cn, 27 Apr 2011)

In 2000 she suffered torn cartilage in one of her knees. (sports.rednet.cn, 11 Mar 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We compete with ourselves." (2012.163.com, 28 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2010 she received a Sport Medal of Honour from the State General Administration of Sports in the People's Republic of China. (wccdaily.com.cn, 13 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Jiang Tingting has also represented the People's Republic of China in artistic swimming, and was part of the team that won gold in the free combination at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (xinhuanet.com, 27 Jul 2011; SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.eastday.com, 24 Nov 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She and her twin sister both retired in 2013, but made a comeback in 2015. (sports.eastday.com, 24 Nov 2017)

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