Yip Tsz Wa

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Yip Tsz Wa
Personal information
Full name Yvonne Yip Tsz Wa
National team  Hong Kong
Born (1990-10-22) 22 October 1990 (age 26)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club DL Trading Limited

Yvonne Yip Tsz Wa (also Yip Tsz Wa, Chinese: 葉芷華; pinyin: Yè Zhǐhuá; Jyutping: jip6 zi2 waa4; born October 22, 1990) is a Hong Kong swimmer, who specialized in breaststroke events.[1] Yip qualified for the women's 100 m breaststroke, as Hong Kong's youngest ever swimmer (aged 13), at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She set a new Hong Kong record and posted a FINA B-standard entry time of 1:13.02 from the Asian Age Group Championships in her home venue.[2][3][4] She challenged seven other swimmers in heat two, including 15-year-old Alia Atkinson, who later became Jamaica's top swimmer. She edged out Iceland's Íris Edda Heimisdóttir to claim a seventh spot by 0.82 of a second, outside her record time of 1:14.53. Yip failed to advance into the semifinals, as she placed thirty-ninth overall in the preliminaries.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Yip Tsz Wa". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Breaststroke Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Powell, Jonathan. "Encouraging win for Olympics hopeful". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Powell, Jonathan. "Perfect timing by schoolgirls". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 100m Breaststroke Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (15 August 2004). "Women’s 100 Breaststroke Prelims: Aussies Hanson and Jones Qualify One-Two". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 3 July 2006. Retrieved 19 April 2013. 

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