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Yang Wenyi
2003-11-06 13:25:00   COC Website  


Name: YANG Wenyi
Gender: W
Date of birth: January 11, 1972
Place of birth: Shanghai
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 62kg
Sport: Swimming
Personal best: 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st 50m freestyle (OR)

Sports career:
Began swimming training in Shanghai Sports Club in 1978, breaking national records for different age group on 18 occasions. Selected as a member of the Shanghai municipal swimming team in 1984. Joined the national team for intensified training in 1986.

High performances:
1987 Pan-Pacific Swimming Championships - 3rd 4x100m medley relay
1988 Asian Championships - 1st 50m freestyle (24.98 WR), 100m backstroke (1:03.08, Asian best), 4x100m medley relay and 4x100m freestyle relay
1988 Seoul Olympic Games - 2nd 50m freestyle 
1990 Beijing Asian Games - 1st 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke & 4x100m freestyle relay
1991 World University Games - 1st 50m freestyle
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st 50m freestyle (OR)

1989 - Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes
1989 - Voted one of 40 Sports Stars in 40 years since the founding of new China in 1949

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