Yang Wenjun

China wins gold in men’s C2 500m canoe

China’s Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun have won the gold medal in the men’s C2 (canoe).
Russia’s Sergey Ulegin and Alexander Kostoglod won the silver medal and Germany’s Christian Gille and Thomasz Wylenzek won the bronze medal.

11 years ago

Other Headlines

The New York Times has an article on the problems Chinese athletes face even after they have won medals for their country. The article tells the story of Yang Wenjun who won a gold medal in the C-2 500-meter flatwater canoeing race at the Athens Olympics.
He comes from a poor rural family and winning [...]