From a world champion skater to a fun winter sports commentator
With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games underway, Wang Meng, a four-time short track speed skating Olympic champion, is once again winning waves of hurrahs from millions of Chinese viewers. But this time, the praise is not for her prowess on the ice, but on the microphone as she delivers passionate, humorous and unique commentary on the events.
Paired with Huang Jianxiang, a popular Chinese sports commentator, Wang, one of China's most decorated Olympic athletes, started her commentary career on the first day of the short track speed skating competition via Migu, a subsidiary of China Mobile that provides digital content and related services.
When skater Wu Dajing crossed the finish line and was waiting for the final result, Wang slapped the table and roared: "My eyes are like rulers. I'm sure China has won!"
During the race, Wang, from Northeast China's Heilongjiang province, barely sat down. She jumped up and down, waved her arms and cheered for the Chinese team. Her comment quickly became a catchphrase on Chinese social media, helping the 37-year-old attract even more viewers.
She encouraged each team member and called them by their nicknames, which led to her receiving countless thumbs-ups and laughs on Migu.
Wang's commentary during Sunday's AFC Women's Asian Cup soccer final was also a hot topic online, with some netizens describing it as cross-talk, a form of Chinese comedy.
Wang won four gold medals in the women's 500m, 1,000m and 3,000m relay at two Winter Olympic Games (Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010). She retired after the 2014 Sochi Games.
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