Wang Zhen Bio | Race Walker, Olympics & Net Worth

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Amidst the country’s best race walkers, claiming the high spot not only on the national ground but globally is such a praiseful thing to achieve. Having such athletic life, here is the biography of a Chinese racewalker, Wang Zhen.

Simultaneously, Zhen is one of the most popular athletes all over China. He ranks 44th positioned as a Chinese Athlete.

Also, his biography rank one of the most viewed biography from China.

To illustrate, despite having intense life with lots of struggles, Zhen represents his country with his best. At the same time, this athlete has successfully kept his personal life away from the media. 

In addition, Zhen has participated and claimed medals in many national and international competitions.

Despite considering retirement once, Zhen is back again to compete in Olympics 2021.

Wang Zhen
Wang Zhen

Likewise, adding betterment to his athletic life, Zhen has sponsorships and endorsements. Becoming a more praiseful athlete, Zhen is still on his way to present his best.

Quick Facts

Detailing more about Wang Zhen, here are some of the quick facts relating to his life as shown below:

Full Name Wang Zhen (王镇)
Nickname Wang Zhen
Birth Date 24 August 1991
Birth Place Heilongjiang, China
Residence People Republic of China
Religion Buddhism
Nationality Chinese
Ethnicity White
Education N/A
Horoscope Virgo
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings N/A
Age 32 years old
Height 5’10” (177 cm)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body type Athletic
Profession Racewalker
Marital Status Married
Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Beginning of Professional Career 2008
Retirement N/A
Sports team Chinese National Team
Coach Sandro Damilano
Honors World Championships, Top athlete and Olympics
Net Worth $1 million- $5 million
Merch  Tokyo Olympics 2021 Items
Last Update June, 2024

Wang Zhen | Personal Life

This Chinese race walker Wang was born on 24th August 1991, in Suihua, Heilongjiang, China. In the same way, Zhen’s zodiac sign is Virgo.

Physically, Zhen is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 63 kilograms. Other than that, Zhen’s other personal information, including his family members and education, is yet to be published.

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Wang Zhen | Professional Career

Starting to train from such a young age, Zhen focused on becoming an athlete professionally in about 2008. 

Nevertheless, Zhen won the junior 30 km walk by finishing at 2:08:46.

Further, Zhen achieved that feat at the Chinese national race walking championships.

Wang Zhen into Race Walking
Wang Zhen into Race Walking

Afterward, in the 2009 Chinese National Games, he made up to six positions at his first-ever 50 km race. 

International Exposure

Continuously ranking on the top list at the junior level, Wang started to gain traction globally. At first, he raced in the IAAF Race Walking Challenge Final in 2010.

There, he was one of the four athletes to complete a 10 km race walk in just 38 minutes.

Despite having Chinese walker Wang Hao as the favorite one, Zhen made a new Asian record. Thus, the second-fastest mark of all-time globally as the world junior record.

Nonetheless, Wang was the one to lead the 20 km race walk having 3 km left to race. Hence, he completed the race in just 1 hour and 19.14 seconds.

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Simultaneously, back in the London Olympics in 2012, Wang claimed the bronze medal for the 20 km race walk.

Before any competition to held like Olympics or World Cup, Zhen always gets prepared before years.

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Back in 2016, Zhen was all warming himself to drag for World Championship in 2017. 

On the one hand, Wang was officially honored to call as the World’s fastest walker. Then eventually, he claimed the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Wang Zhen all ready for Olympic 2021
Wang Zhen is all ready for Olympic 2021

In addition, the race walker holds the record for the 20 km in 1:17:36 hours. Likewise, he also holds a junior world record for 10 km.

Without a doubt, Zhen booked his opportunity to present his best in the Olympics 2021 for the 20km Race Walk. Will he be able to defend his medal this year?

Wang Zhen | Married Life

Having a prosperous athletic life, Wang married his long-time girlfriend back in 2013. Sadly, the marriage life affected him badly. 

The athlete ended up gaining a lot of weight. Similarly, he stated that he was 60-62 kgs while competing in the day on a news report. But, the leave made him have 73 kgs. 

As the number of championships and Olympics are in a way, Zhen had lots to give even in his preparation.

Thus, understanding the struggle of athletic life, his wife also supported him by not distracting him on the phone.

But she often pays to visit Zhen sometimes.

Wang Zhen | Net Worth

This athlete has marked world records multiple times and became a professional athlete nationally and internationally. Similarly, he obviously has maintained a luxurious life.

Considering all of his earning as an athletic income and records, Zhen’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million to $5 million.

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Wang Zhen | Awards and Achievements

  • Daegu; World Championship (silver) – 2011
  • London; Olympics (Bronze) – 2012
  • Beijing; World Championship (silver) – 2015
  • Rio de Janeiro; Olympics (Gold) – 2016

Wang Zhen | Social Media Appearances

Personalizing personal information, unfortunately, Wang has no presence on social media accounts.

Frequent Questions

Is it true Wang Zhen is retired?

In the year, Wang Zhen was about to announce his retirement just after getting disqualified for a championship. But later, getting motivated by himself, Zhen stated to perform to his fullest for next time.

Pratima Gurung
Pratima Gurung
Hello there! I am Pratima Gurung, currently a bachelor's running student. Besides that, I have so much interest in traveling. Additionally, I love to dance and watch rom-com movies during my spare time.

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