|Men's freestyle skiing|
|Simplified Chinese||贾 宗 洋|
|Traditional Chinese||賈 宗 洋|
Jia Zongyang (born 1 March 1991) is a Chinese aerial skier. He competed for China at the 2010, 2014, and 2018 Winter Olympics,winning a bronze medal in 2014 and a silver in 2018.
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