Wang Meng to hit the track after 13-month ban

Updated: 2012-09-17 21:39


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Chinese short-track speed skater Wang Meng will finally touch down on the rink after the lifting of a 13-month ban for a notorious brawl with a national short track team manager, authorities said on Sunday.

"Based on Wang's petition and after reviewing her behavior over the past year, we announce the resumption of her qualification in taking part in both domestic and international events starting from the new season," said an official with the Winter Sports Management Center of General Administration of Sport of China.

Wang's first game will be in Harbin for the first leg of the National Short Track Speed Skating League on September 20.

Wang is the most decorated Chinese Winter Olympic athlete ever with four gold medals, a silver and a bronze. She was expelled from the national team in August last year for punching team manager Wang Chunlu after breaking the team curfew and coming back to the team base drunk.