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Zhuang Yong
2003-11-06 12:22:00   COC Website  


Name: ZHUANG Yong
Gender: W
Date of birth: August 10, 1972
Place of birth: Shanghai
Height: 1.72m
Weight: 68kg
Sport: Swimming
Personal best: 1992 Olympic Games - 1st 100m freestyle

Sports career:
Learned to swim as a kindergartener. Entered a local swimming school at seven. Joined the Shanghai team in 1984. Chosen by the national team for intensified training two years later.

High performances:
1985 National Junior Games - winning three golds and three silvers
1987 National Games - 1st 100m freestyle (56.22, Asian best and 10th world best result of the year)
1987 Pan-Pacific Championships - 2nd 4x100m freestyle relay
1988 National Championships - 5th world best result of the year
1988 Seoul Olympic Games - 2nd 100m freestyle (55.47, Asian best and China's first Olympic medal in swimming ), 4th 4x100m freestyle relay
1989 Pan-Pacific Championships - 1st 100m freestyle (breaking ARs in 100m and 200m freestyle )
1990 Beijing Asian Games - 1st 100m freestyle (55.30), 200m freestyle (2:01.43), 4x100m freestyle relay (3:46.39) & 4x100m medley relay (4:11.74 )
1991 Perth World Championships - 1st 50m freestyle, 3rd 100m freestyle & 6th 200m freestyle (AR)
1992 Barcelona Olympic Games - 1st 100m freestyle (China's first gold medal in swimming), 2nd 50m freestyle & 4x100m freestyle relay
1993 National Games - one gold, one silver & one bronze

1985 - Awarded the title of Master of Sports
1988 - Awarded the title of International Master of Sports
1987-1988 - Selected one of National Top Ten Swimmers
1988-1990 - Thrice Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes of the year
1990 - Named National "March 8th"Red-Banner Holder by the All-China Women's Federation
1994 - Voted one of 45 Sports Stars in 45 years since the founding of new China in 1949

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