Huang Xiaoxiao

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huang.
Huang Xiaoxiao
Personal information
Born (1983-03-03) March 3, 1983 (age 34)
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Country  China
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400m Hurdles

Huang Xiaoxiao (simplified Chinese: 黄潇潇; traditional Chinese: 黃瀟瀟; pinyin: Huáng Xiāoxiāo; born March 3, 1983 in Qingdao, Shandong) is a female Chinese hurdler who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles.

Huang made her first impression on the world stage at the Athletics at the 2003 Summer Universiade, where she took a silver in the 400 m hurdles. Although disappointed when she did not qualify for the final heat of the Athens Olympics in 2004, Huang ran solidly at the next year's 2005 World Championships in Athletics, where she finished fifth in the 400m hurdles. She returned to the competition at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics and she reached the semifinals of the event.

The majority of her medals come from continental competitions in Asia. She won the hurdles title at the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in a Championship record time of 55.63 seconds. Huang won at the 2005 East Asian Games later that year, setting a Games record in the process. She represented Asia at the 2006 IAAF World Cup, coming sixth in the final. Her strength on the Asian athletics scene was again confirmed at the 2006 Asian Games where she again beat all-comers.

Huang dominates the sport at home. At the 10th National Games in 2005, she won gold medals in the 400m and 400m hurdles. She repeated the feat at the 11th Chinese National Games in 2009, and also took the silver with Shandong in the 400 m relay event.

Her personal best time is 54.00 seconds, achieved during the heats at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. The current Chinese and Asian record is 53.96 seconds.[1]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 2nd 400 m hurdles
7th 400 m
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 1st 400 m hurdles
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 400 m hurdles
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 400 m hurdles
2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 6th 400 m hurdles
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 400 m hurdles
3rd 4 × 400 m relay
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 400 m hurdles