Pang Jiaying

Pang Jiaying (simplified Chinese: 庞佳颖; traditional Chinese: 龐佳穎; pinyin: Páng Jiāyǐng; born January 6, 1985 in Shanghai) is a female Chinese freestyle swimmer who competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. Pang is one of the best Chinese women in middle and long-distance freestyle swimming.

Pang Jiaying
Personal information
Full namePang Jiaying
Nationality China
Born (1985-01-06) January 6, 1985
Shanghai, China
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)

She won the silver medal as part of the Chinese 4 × 200 m freestyle relay team in Athens. In the 200 metre freestyle competition she finished seventh and in the 400 metre freestyle event she finished 14th.

In 2008, she won the bronze medal in women's 200m freestyle at the Beijing Olympics. She placed first in the semifinal of the women's 100m freestyle, but was disqualified after a false start. Subsequently, the world-record holder and world champion Libby Trickett was promoted from ninth to eighth and last qualifier into the final, as a result of having the 9th fastest time in the semifinals.

Major performances

  • 2003: Barcelona World Swimming Championships: Third, women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
  • 2004: Shanxi National Swimming Championship: First, women's 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle
  • 2004: Athens Olympics: Seventh, women's 200m freestyle; second, women's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay
  • 2004: World Short Course Swimming Championships: Seventh, women's 200m freestyle
  • 2005: National Games: Second, women's 200m freestyle
  • 2008: Beijing Olympics: Third, women's 200 m freestyle

See also


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