Zhang Wenxiu

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhang.
Zhang Wenxiu
Personal information
Born (1986-03-22) March 22, 1986 (age 28)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 113 kg (249 lb)
Sport
Country  China
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hammer throw

Zhang Wenxiu (simplified Chinese: 张文秀; traditional Chinese: 張文秀; pinyin: Zhāng Wénxiù, born March 22, 1986 in Liaoning) is a Chinese hammer thrower.

She won the 2005 Asian Championships and 2006 Asian Games. She finished tenth at the 2001 World Championships, seventh at the 2004 Olympics, fifth at the 2005 World Championships and fourth at the 2006 World Cup. She then won bronze medals at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games.

Her personal best throw is 76.99 metres, achieved in May 2012 in Ostrava, is also current Asian record. She also holds the world junior record with 73.24 metres, achieved in June 2005 in Changsha.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th 61.61 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 14th (q) 65.09 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 72.03 m
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 70.05 m
East Asian Games Macau 1st 72.23 m
2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 4th 71.19 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 74.15 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 74.39 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 74.32 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 72.57 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 1st 72.07 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 73.69 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 72.84 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 75.03 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 4th 76.34 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 75.58 m

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