Chang Ming-huang

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chang.
Chang Ming-huang
Chang Ming Huang.jpg
Chang Ming-Huang in 2012
Personal information
Nationality  Republic of China
Born (1982-08-07) 7 August 1982 (age 32)
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 140 kg (310 lb)
Country  Chinese Taipei
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put
Updated on 15 August 2012.

Chang Ming-huang (simplified Chinese: 张铭煌; traditional Chinese: 張銘煌; pinyin: Zhāng Mínghuáng; born 7 August 1982 in Taichung) is a Taiwanese discus thrower and shot putter.

He has been focusing on shot put only since 2006. He trained in National College of Physical Education during his university study in Taiwan. He also has trained in China for a period. He has trained with Werner Goldmann in Berlin from June 2007 until 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

He has been training with Donald Babbitt in Athens, GA, USA, since Feb 2010. His personal best shot-put throw is 20.58 metres, achieved in Aug 2011 in Athens, Georgia, USA. This is the national record in Taiwan. This performance qualified him for the 2012 London Olympic Games (standard A).

On 3 August 2012, Ming-Huang threw 20.25 meters in the qualification round of the Men's Shot-Put at the London Olympic Games and became the 2nd Asian athlete to get into the final in the history of the event. Later in the evening, he threw 19.99 meters and was ranked 12th in the final.

Ming-Huang is sponsored by Chinese Taipei Athletics Association (CTAA) & Taiwan Sport Administration of Ministry of Education and Adidas. CTAA represents Ming-Huang Chang for all foreign affairs.

Ming-Huang is also employed by National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport as a throwing coach.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Chinese Taipei
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st Discus (1.5 kg) 64.14 m
Asian Junior Championships Singapore 11th Shot put 13.83 m
5th Discus 49.70 m
2001 Asian Junior Championships Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei 3rd Shot put 17.20 m
4th Discus 49.46 m
East Asian Games Osaka, Japan 2nd Discus 55.88 m
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 11th Shot put 15.70 m
6th Discus 52.94 m
2004 Asian Indoor Championships Tehran, Iran 6th Shot put 17.49 m
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 10th Discus 52.75 m
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3rd Shot put 19.45 m
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 2nd Shot put 19.66 m
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 3rd Shot put 19.36 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 30th (q) Shot put 18.53 m
Asian Indoor Games Macau 4th Shot put 17.93 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 20th (q) Shot put 17.73 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 40th (q) Shot put 17.43 m
2009 Universiade Belgrade, Serbia 8th Shot put 18.42 m
Asian Indoor Games Hanoi, Vietnam 2nd Shot put 19.55 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 2nd Shot put 19.34 m
East Asian Games Hong Kong 2nd Shot put 18.33 m
3rd Discus 54.92 m
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 3rd Shot put 19.48 m
2011 Asian Championships Kobe, Japan 1st Shot put 20.14 m
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 18th (q) Shot put 19.60 m
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 21st (q) Shot put 18.75 m
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 12th Shot put 19.99 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 2nd Shot put 19.61 m
East Asian Games Tianjin, China 3rd Shot put 19.19 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 2nd Shot put 19.97 m