Zhou Chunxiu

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhou.
Zhou Chunxiu
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Zhou Chunxiu at the 2007 World Championships.
Medal record
Competitor for  China
Women's athletics
Summer Olympic Games
Bronze 2008 Beijing Women's marathon
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Silver 2007 Osaka Women's marathon
Asian Games
Gold 2006 Doha Women's marathon
Zhou Chunxiu
Chinese 周春秀

Zhou Chunxiu (Chinese: 周春秀; pinyin: Zhōu Chūnxiù; born November 15, 1978 in Jiangsu) is a Chinese marathon runner.

She competed at the 2004 Olympic Games, finishing the marathon in 33rd place. She placed fourth in the marathon at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. She won the marathon gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.[1] She won the silver medal in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, and won the bronze medal in the marathon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, one second behind the silver medalist.[2] She finished fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.

On April 22, 2007 she won the women's race at the London Marathon for the first time in a time of 2:20:38. In 2010, Zhou took second place at the Seoul International Marathon, finishing behind Amane Gobena with a time of 2:25:01.[3]

Her personal best for the marathon is 2:19:51 hours, a time which she achieved in March 2006 with her win at the Seoul International Marathon. The performance made her the seventh woman in history to surpass the barrier of two hours and twenty minutes in the marathon.[4]

She set a half marathon best of 1:08:59 hours at the 2008 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, winning the race in course record and China all-comers record time.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  China
2003 Xiamen International Marathon Xiamen, PR China 1st Marathon 2:34:16
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 2nd Marathon 2:23:41
2004 Xiamen International Marathon Xiamen, PR China 1st Marathon 2:23:28
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 33rd Marathon 2:42:54
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 2nd Marathon 2:28:42
2005 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:23:24
Xiamen International Marathon Xiamen, PR China 1st Marathon 2:29:58
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th Marathon 2:24:12
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 2nd Marathon 2:21:11
2006 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, South Korea 1st Marathon 2:19:51
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st Marathon 2:27:03
2007 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 1st Marathon 2:20:38
World Championships Osaka, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:30:45
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 3rd Marathon 2:27:07
2009 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 12th Marathon 2:29:02
World Championships Berlin, Germany 4th Marathon 2:25:39
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st Marathon 2:25:00
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 6th Marathon 2:29:58

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