Yang Yansheng

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Yang Yansheng
Personal information
Born (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 27)
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Country  China
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault
Updated on 11 August 2012.

Yang Yansheng (simplified Chinese:杨雁盛; born 5 January 1988) is a Chinese pole vaulter. He is the Chinese record holder for the event both indoors and outdoors with bests of 5.80 and 5.75 metres respectively.

Born in Binzhou in China's Shandong province,[1] Yang won the gold medal at the 2005 World Youth Championships and then took the silver at the 2005 Chinese National Games, finishing behind Liu Feiliang.[2] He stepped up an age category and won at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships before taking the silver medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships.[3] That same year he took silver at the 2006 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships behind Japan's Daichi Sawano and the bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games.[4]

He won the 2009 national championships with a height of 5.35 metres.[5] He represented his region at the 11th National Games of China and won the bronze medal.[6] A vault of 5.40 m brought him silver at the 2009 Asian Indoor Games.[7]

He then competed at the 2010 World Indoor Championships without reaching the final.[3] He excelled at national level however, winning the national title in August in Jinan with a Chinese record vault of 5.75 m. This also guaranteed him selection for the Asian Games.[8] He became the pole vault champion at the 2010 Asian Games.[9] He also came fifth for Asia at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.[3]

His best vault of the 2011 season was a clearance of 5.60 m in Hefei.[3] He was the bronze medalist at the 2011 Asian Athletics Championships. He started the following year in better form, taking the title at the 2012 Asian Indoor Athletics Championships, then clearing 5.65 m to win his first IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai.[10] He was selected for the 2012 London Olympics but failed to get past the qualifying stage. He ended his season with a 5.70 m vault to win the national title.[11]

At the start of 2013 he set a national indoor record of 5.80 m at the PSD Bank Meeting in Germany.[12] In the outdoor season he placed third at the IAAF World Challenge Beijing meet.


  1. ^ Yang Yansheng. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2005-10-18). Li Qiumei upset winner in Discus – Chinese National Games Day 2 Report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-13.
  3. ^ a b c d Yang Yansheng profile at IAAF
  4. ^ 2006 Asian Games Pole Vault Results. Asian Games 2006. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  5. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-05-18). Teenager triples to 17.13m; Huang Haiqiang approaching form – Chinese men’s champs. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-05-18.
  6. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2009-10-23). World leading 66.40m Discus heave by Li Yanfeng in Jinan – Chinese National Games, Day 2. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-13.
  7. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (2009-11-02). Andreyev's 5.60m vault the highlight as Asian Indoor Games conclude in Hanoi. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-08-13.
  8. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2010-08-10). National record for Yang Yansheng in men’s Pole Vault – Chinese Champs & Asian Games Trials. IAAF. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  9. ^ 楊雁盛獲男子撐桿跳冠軍成亞洲第一高人
  10. ^ Johnson, Len (2012-05-19). Liu Xiang and G. Dibaba the standouts in rainy Shanghai – Samsung Diamond League. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-05-20.
  11. ^ Yang Yansheng. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  12. ^ 撑竿跳精英赛杨雁盛摘金薛长锐5.75米A标 (Chinese). China Daily (2013-02-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-14.