Shu Junrong

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Shu Junrong
Slalom canoeing 2012 Olympics C2 CHN Hu Minghai and Shu Junrong.jpg
Shu Junrong (rear/right) with Hu Minghai at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Native name 舒俊榕
Nationality Chinese
Born (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 29)[1]
Mayang, Hunan[2]
Residence Guangzhou
Alma mater Beijing Sport University[3]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)[1]
Sport
Country  China
Sport male Slalom Canoeist
Club Guangdong International Rowing Center[3]
Retired yes
Shu Junrong
Traditional Chinese 舒俊榕
Simplified Chinese 舒俊榕

Shu Junrong (Chinese: 舒俊榕; pinyin: Shū Jùn Róng; born June 25, 1988 in Mayang, Hunan) is a former Chinese male slalom canoeist specializing in the C2 event with Hu Minghai. The pair competed together from 2003, when they were first paired until the 2013 National Games.

Early life[edit]

Shu was born into a Slalom canoeing family in Shiyantan village (石眼潭村), Jiangkouya town (江口墟镇), Mayang, Hunan. His elder brother Shu Yong (舒用) was the gold medalist in K1 at two national games and the gold medalist at the 2000 Asian Championships.[4] His elder female cousin Shu Zhenghua (舒正华) was also a canoeist. Shu loved playing in the river near his house, he had been a good swimmer while he was a small child.

At the age of 13, in 2001, Shu left Mayang with his brother. They moved to Guangzhou, entering in Guangdong International Rowing Center and following his brother into slalom canoeing. He was selected for the national training team in 2003. In the same year, Shu and Hu Minghai were originally paired for three months. They made a good team and were permanently paired from then on. Shu became a full member of the Chinese canoe slalom team in 2006.[5]

Career[edit]

Shu competed with Hu in two Olympic Games, finishing in 10th at 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 6th in 2012 London Olympics.[6][7] The pair won gold medal at the 2010 ICF World Cup Race 1 in Prague.[8] It was first time that Chinese canoeists won a C2 event at an ICF World Cup. From 2006 to 2012, the pair won four gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in the ICF World Cup series, including ICF Asian Championships and Oceanian Championships. Between 2005 and 2013, Shu competed at the China National Games three times, winning gold medals in 2009 and 2013 and a silver medal in 2005.[9][10][11]

World Cup individual podiums[edit]

Season Date Venue Position Event
2006 27 Aug 2006 Zhangjiajie 1st C21
2007 1 Jul 2007 Prague 3rd C2
2008 16 Mar 2008 Penrith 1st C22
22 Jun 2008 Prague 2nd C2
2010 2 May 2010 Xiasi 1st C21
19 Jun 2010 Prague 1st C2
2012 17 Jun 2012 Pau 3rd C2
1 Asia Canoe Slalom Championship counting for World Cup points
2 Oceania Championship counting for World Cup points

Career highlights[edit]

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