Jiao Liuyang

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Jiao Liuyang
Personal information
Full nameJiao Liuyang
NationalityChinese
Born (1991-08-06) August 6, 1991 (age 31)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
Strokesbutterfly

Jiao Liuyang (simplified Chinese: 焦刘洋; traditional Chinese: 焦劉洋; pinyin: Jiāo Liúyáng; born August 6, 1991 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a female Chinese swimmer, who specializes in the 200-metre butterfly.

Career[edit]

She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished second in the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2:04.72, behind her teammate Liu Zige, who won the race in a time of 2:04.18. Both swimmers swam faster than the former world record held by Australia's Jessicah Schipper (2:05.40).

Before the Olympics, Jiao had competed at the 2007 World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, where she placed 4th in the 200 m butterfly (2:07.22). She had also won gold at the 2006 Asian Championships, setting a new championship record.[1]

In 2009, she won two gold medals at the Asian Swimming Championships in the 50 m and 100 m butterfly, setting championship records in both events.[1] That year, the Chinese 4 x 100 m relay team also set a new world record time on the way to winning gold at the World Championships.[1] Individually, she also won a bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly.[1]

She won three gold medals at the 2010 Asian Games, in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly, and as part of the Chinese 4 x 100 m medley relay team. All three gold medals were won in times that were new Games records.[1] She went on to win gold at the 2011 World Championships, in the 200 m butterfly.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she went one place better, winning the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2:94.96, setting a new Olympic record.[2] She also competed in the 100 m butterfly, reaching the semifinal, and was part of the Chinese 4 x 100 m medley team.[2] Following the Olympics, she won two silver medals at the World Short Course Swimming Championships, in the 50 m butterfly and the 200 m butterfly.[1]

Major achievements[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 2006 Asian Championships - (Tournament Record)

Personal Bests[edit]

In long course

  • 50 m butterfly: 26.04 Asian, Chinese Record (April 11, 2009)[5]
  • 100 m butterfly: 57.16 Asian, Chinese Record (April 10, 2009)[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Liuyang JIAO | Results | FINA Official". FINA - Fédération Internationale De Natation. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  2. ^ a b "Jiao Liuyang Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  3. ^ London 2012 - Women's 200m Butterfly Final Results Archived 2012-12-05 at archive.today
  4. ^ "London Olympics: China's Jiao takes butterfly crown". Retrieved 2 August 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)[dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Jiao Liuyang sweeps 3 butterfly titles with 2 Asian records". www.chinaview.cn. 2009-04-12. Archived from the original on 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-20.

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