Yip Tsz Wa
|Full name||Yvonne Yip Tsz Wa|
|National team||Hong Kong|
22 October 1990 |
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
|Height||1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||47 kg (104 lb)|
|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. 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. 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.
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