Wang Zheng (hammer thrower)

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Wang Zheng
Wang Zheng (Leichtathletin) (1).jpg
Wang in 2017
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1987-12-14) 14 December 1987 (age 33)
Xi'an, China
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Sport
CountryChina
SportAthletics
Event(s)Hammer throw

Wang Zheng (Chinese: 王峥; born 14 December 1987) is a Chinese hammer thrower. Her personal best throw is 77.68 metres, achieved on 29 March 2014 in Chengdu, which was an Asian record.[1]

She finished second at the 2017 World Championships as well as ninth at the 2006 World Junior Championships. She competed at the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final round.

She won the silver medal in women's hammer throw at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on 3 August 2021 with her season's best of 77.03 metres.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2006 Asian Junior Championships Macau 1st 60.16 m
World Junior Championships Beijing, China 9th 59.12 m
2008 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing, China 32nd (q) 65.64 m
2009 East Asian Games Hong Kong 1st 67.06 m
2010 Asian Games Guangzhou, China 2nd 68.17 m
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 1st 72.78 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd 74.90 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 2nd 74.16 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 5th 73.83 m
2016 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10th (q) 70.60 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd 75.98 m
2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd 70.86 m
2019 Asian Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 75.66 m
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 74.76 m
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 2nd 77.03 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wang Zheng. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk Wins Third Consecutive Women's Hammer Gold". Tokyo Olympics Official Website. 3 August 2021.

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