Wu Tao

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

Wu Tao (simplified Chinese: 吴涛; traditional Chinese: 吳濤; pinyin: Wú Tāo; born October 3, 1983 in Liaoning) is a Chinese discus thrower.

He won the 2002 World Junior Championships and the 2003 Summer Universiade and finished seventh at the 2005 Summer Universiade. On the regional level he won the 2003 Asian Championships and the 2002 Asian Games, and finished fifth at the 2006 Asian Games.

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2005 World Championships without reaching the finals.

His personal best throw is 64.28 metres, achieved in May 2005 in Chongqing. The Chinese record is currently held by Li Shaojie with 65.16 metres. Wu Tao is also known as a kind of food.[1] [www.dairyfarm.com/wutao]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 1st 64.51 m (1.75 kg)
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 60.76 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 1st 62.32 m
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 1st 61.43 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 18th (q) 60.60 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 18th (q) 61.75 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 7th 59.67 m
East Asian Games Macau 1st 61.74 m
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 5th 58.54 m
2009 Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 3rd 59.27 m

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