Zhang Hong is a Chinese speed skater who specializes in the shorter distances. Her best performances have come from the World Sprint Championships, an event that combines times from the 500m and 1000m, and she finished third overall for women in 2012. Zhang finished second overall for women at the 2014 World Sprint Championships. The 1000m is Zhang's better distance, and she won four medals in the distance in the 2013 World Cup season, including a gold at the World Cup Harbin. Zhang won gold in the 1000m in Sochi.
- 2014 Olympic Games- finished first in the 1000m
- 2014 World Sprint Championships- finished second overall
- 2012/13 World Cup Harbin- finished first in one 1000m skate and second in the other race in the distance
- 2012 World Sprint Championships- finished third overall
Things to know:
1. Says her hero is American speed skater Shani Davis.
2. She trained in short track.
3. Set personal bests in every distance in either 2012 or 2013.