Zhuang Yong

Zhuang Yong (simplified Chinese: 庄泳; traditional Chinese: 莊泳; pinyin: Zhuāng Yǒng; born August 10, 1972 in Shanghai) is a retired freestyle swimmer from China, whose best performance was winning the gold medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[1] It was China's first gold medal in swimming. Four years earlier in Seoul she won China's first ever Olympic medal in swimming, ending up second in the final of the Women's 100 m Freestyle, behind East Germany's Kristin Otto.

Zhuang Yong
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing  China
Olympic Games
1992 Barcelona 100 m freestyle
1988 Seoul 100 m freestyle
1992 Barcelona 50 m freestyle
1992 Barcelona 4x100 m freestyle
World Championships (Long Course)
1991 Perth 50 m freestyle
1991 Perth 100 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
1989 Tokyo 100 m freestyle
1989 Tokyo 200 m freestyle
Summer Universiade
1991 Sheffield 100 m freestyle
1991 Sheffield 50 m freestyle

High performances

  • 1985 National Junior Games
  • Winning three golds and three silvers
  • 1987 National Games
  • Gold 100 m Freestyle (56.22, Asian best and 10th world best result of the year)
  • Silver 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • 1988 National Championships
  • 5th World Best Result of the Year
  • Silver 100 m Freestyle (55.47, Asian best and China's first Olympic medal in swimming)
  • Fourth place 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • Gold 100 m Freestyle (breaking ARs in 100 m and 200 m Freestyle)
  • Gold 100 m Freestyle (55.30)
  • Gold 200 m Freestyle (2:01.43)
  • Gold 4x100 m Freestyle Relay (3:46.39)
  • Gold 4x100 m Medley Relay (4:11.74 )
  • Gold 50 m Freestyle
  • Bronze 100 m Freestyle
  • Sixth place 200 m Freestyle (AR)
  • Gold 100 m Freestyle (OR)
  • Silver 50 m Freestyle
  • Silver 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • 1993 National Games
  • One gold, one silver and one bronze

Honours

  • 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

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Zhuang Yong Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
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