Huang Zhihong

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Huang Zhihong (simplified Chinese: 黄志红; traditional Chinese: 黃志紅; pinyin: Huáng Zhìhóng; born May 7, 1965 in Lanxi, Jinhua, Zhejiang) is a former shot put athlete from China. An Olympic silver medallist and a double world champion, she was in fact the first Asian to win a world championship in athletics. Her personal best throw is 21.52, achieved in Beijing 1990.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
1986 Asian Games Seoul, South Korea 1st 17.51 m
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 11th 19.35 m
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 8th 19.82 m
1989 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 20.25 m
Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 1st 20.56 m
Asian Championships New Delhi, India 1st 19.69 m
World Cup Barcelona, Spain 1st 20.73 m[1]
1990 Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd 20.50 m
Asian Games Beijing, China 2nd 20.46 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 2nd 20.33 m
Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1st 17.51 m
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 1st 20.83 m
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 2nd 20.47 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 1st 20.57 m
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 2nd 20.08 m
World Cup London, United Kingdom 1st 19.45 m[1]
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 20.04 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 5th 18.67 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 4th 19.15 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Representing Asia