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4 May 2008

Yang Yang carries the Olympic torch


Yang Yang, Olympic speed skating gold-medallist and OMEGA Ambassador, was the first person to carry the Olympic torch on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on May 4th.

Yang Yang was the first Chinese athlete ever to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City 2002). The torch bearers in Hainan also included NBA basketball star Yi Jianlian and actor Jackie Chan.