Zhuang Yong

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Zhuang Yong
Medal record
Women's swimming
Competitor for  China
Olympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona 100 m freestyle
Silver 1988 Seoul 100 m freestyle
Silver 1992 Barcelona 50 m freestyle
Silver 1992 Barcelona 4x100 m freestyle
World Championships (Long Course)
Gold 1991 Perth 50 m freestyle
Bronze 1991 Perth 100 m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold 1989 Tokyo 100 m freestyle
Bronze 1989 Tokyo 200 m freestyle
Summer Universiade
Gold 1991 Sheffield 100 m freestyle
Silver 1991 Sheffield 50 m freestyle
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhuang.

Zhuang Yong (simplified Chinese: 庄泳; traditional Chinese: 莊泳; pinyin: Zhuāng Yǒng; born August 10, 1972 in Shanghai) is a retired freestyle swimmer from China, whose best performance was winning the gold medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. It was China's first gold medal in swimming. Four years earlier in Seoul she won China's first ever Olympic medal in swimming, ending up second in the final of the Women's 100 m Freestyle, behind East Germany's Kristin Otto.

High performances[edit]

  • 1985 – National Junior Games
  • Winning three golds and three silvers
  • 1987 – National Games
  • Gold – 100 m Freestyle (56.22, Asian best and 10th world best result of the year)
  • Silver – 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • 1988 – National Championships
  • 5th World Best Result of the Year
  • Silver – 100 m Freestyle (55.47, Asian best and China's first Olympic medal in swimming)
  • Fourth place – 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • Gold – 100 m Freestyle (breaking ARs in 100 m and 200 m Freestyle)
  • Gold – 100 m Freestyle (55.30)
  • Gold – 200 m Freestyle (2:01.43)
  • Gold – 4x100 m Freestyle Relay (3:46.39)
  • Gold – 4x100 m Medley Relay (4:11.74 )
  • Gold – 50 m Freestyle
  • Bronze – 100 m Freestyle
  • Sixth place – 200 m Freestyle (AR)
  • Gold – 100 m Freestyle (OR)
  • Silver – 50 m Freestyle
  • Silver – 4x100 m Freestyle Relay
  • 1993 – National Games
  • One gold, one silver and one bronze

Honours[edit]

  • 1985 – Awarded the title of Master of Sports
  • 1988 – Awarded the title of International Master of Sports
  • 1987-1988 – Selected one of National Top Ten Swimmers
  • 1988-1990 – Thrice Selected one of National Top Ten Athletes of the year
  • 1990 – Named National "March 8th" Red-Banner Holder by the All-China Women's Federation
  • 1994 – Voted one of 45 Sports Stars in 45 years since the founding of new China in 1949

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