Yang Jiayu

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Yang Jiayu
Personal information
Born (1996-02-18) 18 February 1996 (age 23)
Height163 cm (5 ft 4 in)[1]
Weight48 kg (106 lb)[1]
Country China
Event(s)20 km Race Walk

Yang Jiayu (Chinese: 杨家玉; born 18 February 1996)[1] is a female Chinese race walker who specialises in the 10 kilometres and 20 kilometres race walk. She was the gold medallist over 20 km at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.[2]


In May 2014 she participated in the 2014 World Cup, placing second in the Women's 10 km (Junior) event in 43:37, behind Duan Dandan.

On August 13, 2017 she became champion in the 20 km race at the 2017 World Championships with a personal best of 1:26:18, ahead of Mexican María Guadalupe González (1:26:19, season's best) and Italian Antonella Palmisano (1:26:36, personal best.) Her compatriot, Lü Xiuzhi, was dramatically disqualified just about 20 meters away from winning the bronze medal.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Yang Jiayu". data.star.sports.cn. Chinese Olympic Committee. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  2. ^ "20 Kilometres Race Walk Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Athletics: Yang takes 20km walk gold in dramatic finish on Mall". Reuters. Retrieved 14 August 2017.

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