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Zhou Changxing

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameZhou•Changxing
Used nameZhou•Changxing
Name orderOriental
Original name周•长星
Other names周長星, Chang Singchow
Born28 May 1916
Died1994 in ? (TPE)
AffiliationsNortheastern University, Shenyang (CHN)
NOC People's Republic of China


Zhou Changxing was the eldest son of the Chinese nationalist politician and mayor of Beijing Zhou Dawen. While attending high school in Shenyang, he practiced several sports focusing on the decathlon after he enrolled in the Northeastern University. At the 1936 Berlin Olympics he withdrew from the competition after the second event. Zhou, however, achieved his best results in the javelin throw including a second place at the 1935 national athletics championships. In 1936, he set a new nation record with 53.85 metres, which earned him the name “javelin king”. The record was not to be broken until 1954. Due to the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War, he had to retire from sports. Later Zhou left Shenyang and moved to Taiwan, where he eventually died from lung cancer. His son donated two javelins, one of which he purchased during the Berlin Olympics, to the China Sports Museum.

Personal Best: Dec – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics CHN Zhou Changxing
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) AC