Tian Ruining

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Tian Ruining
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 21)
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating
Tian Ruining
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Tian Ruining (Chinese :田芮宁; pinyin :Tián Ruìníng; Mandarin pronunciation: [tʰjɛ̌n ɻwêi nǐŋ] ; born 17 January 1997) is a Chinese speed skater. She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics. [1]

Simplified Chinese characters standardized Chinese characters developed in mainland China

Simplified Chinese characters are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China. Along with traditional Chinese characters, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language. The government of the People's Republic of China in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People's Republic of China and Singapore.

Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.

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References

  1. "Athlete Profile: TIAN Ruining - Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games". www.pyeongchang2018.com.
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