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Zhuang Yong

Full name: Zhuang Yong
Original name: 莊 泳
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: August 10, 1972 in Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Country: CHN China
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Wife of Shen Jianqiang.

Medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver (4 Total)

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

Women's 50 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China Final 2 25.08
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China Round One Heat Six 1 QU 25.56

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China Final 2 55.47
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China Round One Heat Six 1 QU 55.84
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China Final 1 OR 54.64
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China Round One Heat Four 1 QU 55.78

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China B Final 8 2:14.23
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China Round One Heat Five 6 QC 2:02.40
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China Round One Heat Five 8 2:04.12

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China CHN Final 4 3:44.69 54.25 3:44.69
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China CHN Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:46.36 55.90 3:46.36
1992 Summer 19 Barcelona Swimming China CHN Final 2 3:40.12 54.51/OR 54.51

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming China CHN Round One Heat One AC DQ