Chen Yueling

Chen Yueling
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  China
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 10 km walk

Chen Yueling (simplified Chinese: 陈跃玲; traditional Chinese: 陳躍玲; pinyin: Chén Yuèlíng; born December 24, 1969 (also reported as April 1, 1968) in Liaoning, China) is now an American race walker, who became the first ever female Olympic Race walking champion in 1992 while competing for China. She was virtually tied with former Soviet, Unified Team member Alina Ivanova with 200 meters to go. Ivanova then accelerated past Chen to the finish, while Chen held form. After a short celebration, Ivanova earned a disqualification, while Chen was awarded her gold medal.

She had done mountain climbing and long-distance running before she started training at the Tieling Sports School in 1985. Spotted by Chinese walking coach Wang Kui, she joined the Liaoning provincial walking team. In 1989 she won the Asian Championships in New Delhi.

She also won the 1990 Asian Games and took silver at the 1991 Universiade.[1] She left China for the United States in 1994.[2]

She competed for her new country at the 2000 Olympics, finishing 38th.

She has been active in charitable activities in the United States and has done professional modeling. As of 2001, she was employed as Director of Asian Marketing for the health and nutritional company, Imagenetix, Inc,.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
1989 Asian Championships New Delhi, India 1st 48:59.86
World Race Walking Cup L'Hospitalet, Spain 5th 44:24
1990 Asian Games Beijing, China 1st 44:47
1991 Universiade Sheffield, United Kingdom 2nd 44:33
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 8th 44:11
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 1st 44:32
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 38th 1:39:36


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-02-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 1991 Universiade results
  2. ^[permanent dead link] Jongo
  3. ^ [1] Business Net

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