Yueling has been dedicated to the sport of race walking since she was a preteen. Her commitment and natural ability resulted in phenomenal success at the national and international levels of competition. Her most recent successes were built on such dedication and ability.
2000 Yueling came out of a 6-year retirement in 1998 and rededicated herself to repeat similar ground-breaking firsts in the upcoming 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. This Olympiad will see women compete in a 20K racewalk for the first time. It is Yuelings goal not only to bring home the Gold in this inaugural event. She is well on her way to achieve those goals since she set the fastest 20K time in the world on a 400 meter track (50 laps) as opposed to a road event. This event was on January 23, 2000, at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California at which she reached the Olympic "A" Standard and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials. On July 16, Yueling earned a spot on the U.S. Team at those U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, California.
1992 The culmination of years of dedicated training came when Yueling competed as a member of the Olympic team representing the Peoples Republic of China. This was a precedent-setting event; it was the first time that women were permitted to compete in the 10K racewalk event. By this time, Yueling had logged over 48,000 miles in training enough to walk around the world twice! The time and effort earned her several accomplishments. She won the coveted Gold Medal in this inaugural event, becoming the first Chinese athlete or Asian woman ever to win a Gold Medal in an Olympic track and field event!
1991 Yueling competed in her first international event outside of Asia. The World Student Games in Sheffield, England, was her final major tune-up for the upcoming Olympics. She was awarded a Silver Medal for her efforts.
1990 Yuelings continued preparation toward her ultimate goal of the 1992 Olympic Games lead her to compete at the Asian Games in Beijing, China. She continued her outstandingsuccess with another Gold Medal in the 10K racewalk.
1989 Years of intense training began to pay off at the international level when Yueling competed at the Asian Track and Field Championships in New Delhi, India. As a promising 16 year-old, she won a Gold Medal in the 10K womens racewalk. NEXT