Wei Yongli

China

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Baise, China

  • Birthdate:

    October 11, 1991

  • Event:

    Sprints

  • Personal Best:

    100 meters: 11.27

    200 meters: 23.21

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Nike Zoom Ja Fly

  • Residence:

    Beijing, China

Transformative Moment

Winning gold in the 100 meters at the Asian Championships in 2013 — defending the title in 2014 — and becoming China’s top female sprinter in the 4x100 relay.

Wei Says

My nickname is...

Christy.

I’m inspired by...

Liu Xiang. He is our national hero.

I want my legacy to be...

that I represented my country and made history for China.

When I was a kid...

I used to run around in the mountains. In 2006, there was a sports event in our county and I was selected by a coach from the city sports school.

In my bag...

I always have Nike spikes and running shoes, sport goggles, a water bottle, sports gloves, a massage ball and a resistance band.