Yag - Yam - Yan - Yar
Swimming - Free-Style (4 silver)
|400 m Free-style||silver||silver||sixth||9504|
|1500 m Free-style||silver||fourth||-||5600|
|4 x 200 m Free-style Relay||fourth||silver||-||1400|
At 400m, he was beaten twice by Murray Rose by exactly the same margin, 3.1 sec.
B. 1972-05-24, Beijing, China
Shooting (2 gold)
Badminton (1 gold, 1 silver)
Gymnastics (3 gold, 2 silver)
Swimming (1 gold, 2 silver)
|50 m Free-style||silver||gold||10400|
|4 x 100 m Free-style Relay||fourth||silver||1400|
|4 x 100 m Medley Relay||17th||-||0.64|
B. 1976-08-24, Heilonggiang, China
Short Track (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
|3000 m, team||silver||silver||fourth||2640|
Two chinese ladies dominated short track skating in the 1990's, and they
were both called Yang Yang, or rather their names were spelled the same in
the Latin alphabet, because they are not related and their names are written
differently and mean different things in Chinese. Yang Yang (A) means "flying
flag" and Yang Yang (S) means "sunshine." The (A) and (S) initials were designed
as a way to help Westerners distinguish them. Originally, (S) stood for small,
and Yang Yang (A) was called Yang Yang (L) for large, but she found it somewhat
offensive and changed it.
By winning two golds at Salt Lake City, Yang Yang (A) proved the more successfull of the two.
B. 1977, China
Short Track (4 silver, 1 bronze)
|3000 m, team||8th||silver||silver||2064|
B. 1948, Russia, Soviet Union; D. 1997-10-11 in a car crash
Wrestling - Free-Style (2 gold)
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