|Born||17 January 1997|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Simplified Chinese||田 芮 宁|
|Traditional Chinese||田 芮 寧|
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.
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