Wei Jianhua

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Wei Jianhua (simplified Chinese: 魏建华; traditional Chinese: 魏建華; pinyin: Wèi Jiànhuá; born March 23, 1979) is a retired female javelin thrower from PR China. Her personal best throw is 63.92 metres, achieved in August 2000 in Beijing. This stood as the Asian record for the event until April 2012 when fellow Chinese thrower Lü Huihui threw the spear 64.95 m.[1]

Throwing with the old javelin model she topped the podium at the 1997 Chinese Games with a throw of 66.64 m.[2] She won the bronze medal at the 1998 World Junior Championships in Athletics and quickly rose to the top of the sport. She competed at 2000 Summer Olympics and the World Championships in Athletics in 1999 and 2001, finishing in the top ten each time. In 2001, she also won the East Asian Games title and a bronze medal at the 2001 Summer Universiade.[3]

She was born in Chengdu, Sichuan but competed for Shanxi regionally. A severe injury to her right shoulder in 2002 brought an early end to her career. Upon reflection she said the injury enabled her to break from a life dedicated to training and start a family with her husband. She became involved with the sport again in 2012, coaching and assembling a regional team in Shanxi.[4]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 3rd 59.10 m
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 7th 62.97 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 10th 58.33 m
2001 East Asian Games Osaka, Japan 1st 61.10 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 10th 58.45 m
Universiade Beijing, China 3rd 57.84 m


  1. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-04-16). World Discus champion Li Yanfeng opens well; Asian Javelin Throw record falls in Zhaoqing. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-05-01.
  2. ^ 8th National Games medallists (in Chinese). jx918. Retrieved on 2013-03-29.
  3. ^ Wei Jianhua. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-05-01.
  4. ^ 把训练中的苦统统发泄在赛场上. Morning Life Post (2012-08-07). Retrieved on 2013-05-01.

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