Xue Changrui in 2014
|Born||May 31, 1991|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|Achievements and titles|
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. He was the champion at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2013 and at the Asian Games in 2014.
Born in Shandong Province, 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, 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.
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. 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). 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.
|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|
- Profile page on IAAF website
- 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.
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- Jalava, Mirko (2012-09-26). Chinese championships close out domestic season well. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
- Eshete sets 10,000m championship record at Asian Championships. IAAF (2013-07-04). Retrieved on 2013-07-07.
- "IAAF: Report: men's pole vault final – IAAF World Championships London 2017| News | iaaf.org". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2017-10-28.