Zhuang Yong

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameZhuang•Yong
Used nameZhuang•Yong
Name orderOriental
Original name莊•泳
Born10 August 1972 in Shanghai, Shanghai (CHN)
Measurements172 cm / 68 kg
NOC People's Republic of China

Biography

Zhuang Yong stands out as a pioneer of Chinese swimming. In 1988, she became the first Chinese swimmer to win an Olympic medal, winning silver in the 100 m freestyle. Three years later, she became the first Chinese swimmer to win a world title (50 m freestyle), and at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, she was also the first Chinese swimmer to become Olympic champion - now again in the 100 m freestyle event. It was the last major tournament in her career, at which she also won two silvers (50 m and 4 x 100 m freestyle). A four-fold Asian Games champion in 1990, Zhuang Yong retired in 1993. She was briefly married to former basketball player Liu Yong. They divorced a few years later, and remarried to fellow swimmer and Asian Games champoin Shen Jianqiang.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) CHN Zhuang Yong
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 16
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 4
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China AC r1/2
1992 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) CHN Zhuang Yong
50 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
200 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 21
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) People's Republic of China 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

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