Xue Changrui

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Xue Changrui
2014 DécaNation - Pole vault 06.jpg
Xue Changrui in 2014
Personal information
Born (1991-05-31) May 31, 1991 (age 27)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Country  China
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Pole vault
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) Outdoor 5.82 (2017) NR
Indoor 5.81 (2016)

Xue Changrui (Chinese: 薛长锐; born 31 May 1991) is a Chinese track and field athlete who competes in the pole vault. His personal best is 5.81 m.[1] He was the champion at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2013 and at the Asian Games in 2014.


Born in Shandong Province,[2] he originally started out in the long jump and set a best of 7.15 metres at the age of seventeen. He emerged as a pole vaulter in 2011 and after competing on the Chinese Athletics Grand Prix circuit he finished third at the Chinese Athletics Championships with a vault of 5.30 m. He gradually improved in 2012,[3] winning the national Tianjin meet with a clearance of 5.40 m before finishing as runner-up to Yang Yansheng (another Shandong vaulter) at the national championships with a personal best of 5.60 m.[4]

Xue began to establish himself as an elite level vaulter in 2013. Competing abroad for the first time, he achieved a best of 5.75 m in Nevers, France.[2] He was second at the nationals in May but won the Chinese Grand Prix Final with a vault of 5.65 m (an outdoor best).[3] At the 2013 Asian Athletics Championships the conditions for jumping were poor but he dominated the competition, winning the gold medal with 5.60 m, 40 centimetres ahead of runner-up Lu Yao.[5]

He finished fourth at the 2017 World Championships in London, jumping a chinese record of 5.82 m[6].

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2013 Asian Championships Pune, India 1st 5.60 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 12th 5.50 m
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 5th 5.75 m
Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 1st 5.55 m
Continental Cup Marrakech, Morocco 2nd 5.65 m1
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th 5.65 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th 5.82 m
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 11th 5.60 m

1Representing Asia


  1. ^ Profile page on IAAF website
  2. ^ a b 撑竿跳精英赛杨雁盛摘金薛长锐5.75米A标[permanent dead link] (in Chinese). China Daily (2013-02-24). Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ a b Xue Changrui[permanent dead link]. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  4. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-09-26). Chinese championships close out domestic season well. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  5. ^ Eshete sets 10,000m championship record at Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
  6. ^ "IAAF: Report: men's pole vault final – IAAF World Championships London 2017| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 

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