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

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
25 September 1986
Height
175 cm
Family
Husband Tang Jia, one daughter
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Public Administration - Sichuan Univeristy: 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?
When she was a child, her mother thought swimming would help strengthen her body. She was then noticed by an artistic swimming coach.
Club / Team
Sichuan Province: China
Name of coach
Zheng Jia [national], CHN

International Debut

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

General Interest

Nicknames
Big Twin [given to her by her first coach Luo Xi]. (todaysports.cn, 11 Mar 2008)
Hobbies
Music, dancing. (Weibo profile, 13 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Injuries
In 2000 she tore 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 General Administration of Sport of China. (wccdaily.com.cn, 13 Jan 2011)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Jiang Tingting has represented the People's Republic of China in artistic swimming, and was part of the team that won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and silver at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jun 2018; xinhuanet.com, 27 Jul 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sohu.com, 28 Aug 2018; mini.eastday.com, 20 Feb 2019)
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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