Wang Wei-wen

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Wang Wei-wen
Personal information
Full name Wang Wei-wen
Nickname(s) The Frog Prince
National team  Chinese Taipei
Born (1986-12-16) 16 December 1986 (age 30)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke

Wang Wei-wen (Chinese: 王 韋文; pinyin: Wáng Wéiwén; born December 16, 1986) is a Taiwanese swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] He represented the Chinese Taipei national team in two editions of the Olympic Games (2004 and 2008), and has won a career total of eight gold medals in national and regional meets across Taiwan.

Wang made his own swimming history, as a 17-year-old teen, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's 200 m breaststroke. Swimming in heat one, Wang trailed throughout the race behind Bradley Ally of Barbados, and Miguel Molina of the Philippines to come home powerfully to third and forty-second overall with a time of 2:20.65.[2][3]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Wang swam in the second heat of the 200 m breaststroke event, against six other competitors, including his former rival Molina. Wang struggled to maintain his crawl and pace in the entire race, but was able to finish it in last place, with a time of 2:17.20. Wang, however, failed to advance into the semi-finals, as he placed forty-ninth overall in the prelims.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Wang Wei-wen". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 200m Breaststroke Heat 1". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Thomas, Stephen (17 August 2004). "Men's 200 Breaststroke Prelims, Day 4: 15 Year-Old Daniel Gyurta Continues the Hungarian Tradition, Leads with a Swift 2:11.29". Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 200m Freestyle – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "男子200蛙预赛:久尔陶创奥运纪录 赖忠坚遭淘汰" [Men's 200 m breaststroke: Gyurta breaks Olympic record, Lai Zhongjian eliminated] (in Chinese). Xinhua. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 

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