Huang Zhihong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.

Huang Zhihong (simplified Chinese: 黄志红; traditional Chinese: 黃志紅; pinyin: Huáng Zhìhóng; born May 7, 1965 in Lanxi, Jinhua, Zhejiang) is a former shot put athlete from China. An Olympic silver medallist and a double world champion, she was in fact the first Asian to win a world championship in athletics. Her personal best throw is 21.52, achieved in Beijing 1990.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 1st
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 11th
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 8th 19.82 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd
IAAF World Cup Barcelona, Spain 1st
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd 20.50 m
Asian Games Beijing, China 2nd
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st
1992 Summer Olympics Barcelona, Spain 2nd
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st
1994 IAAF World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 20.04 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 19.15 m

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