Zhang Juanjuan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameZhang•Juanjuan
Used nameZhang•Juanjuan
Name orderOriental
Original name張•娟娟
Born2 January 1981 in Laixi, Shandong (CHN)
Measurements169 cm / 63 kg
AffiliationsShandong, (CHN)
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

Zhang Juanjuan practised athletics while young, but later switched to archery. She first made the Chinese national team in 2001, when she won the Asian title and placed eighth in the World Championships. At the 2004 Olympics in Athens, she took home a silver medal in the team competition, placing 10th individually. Four years later, she again won silver in the team event, but performed better in the individual competition. After only finishing 27th in the ranking round, she faced a tough path to the final, facing two South-Koreans, the dominant nation in the sport. After beating Joo Hyun-Jung and Yun Ok-Hee, equalling the Olympic Record on the latter occasion, she faced Park Seong-Hyeon in the final, the defending champion from Athens. To the delight of the home crowd, Zhang came from three points behind to take the gold medal by just a single point (110-109). In addition to her Olympic exploits, Zhang Juanjuan has won the 2006 World Cup final, won two World Cup events with the Chinese team. Her best World Championships appearance came in 2003, when she was knocked out in the quarter-finals and placed fifth.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2004 Summer Olympics Archery CHN Zhang Juanjuan
Individual, Women (Olympic) 10
Team, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 2 Silver
2008 Summer Olympics Archery CHN Zhang Juanjuan
Individual, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 2 Silver

Special Notes