Chen Yan (swimmer, born 1979)

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Chen Yan
Personal information
Full name Chen Yan
Nationality  China
Born (1979-05-02) May 2, 1979 (age 39)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke

Chen Yan (simplified Chinese: 陈艳; traditional Chinese: 陳艷; pinyin: Chén Yàn; born May 2, 1979 in Nanjing, Jiangsu) was a former Chinese swimmer. She won the bronze medal in the 4×100 m medley relay at 1996 Summer Olympics.[1] At the 1997 FINA Short Course World Championships she won the gold medal in the 200 m backstroke and the silver medal in the 100 m backstroke.[2][3] She failed a drug test at 1998 Asian Games and was suspended from competition for four years.[4]