Zhang Wenxiu

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Zhang Wenxiu
Zhang Wenxiu after winning silver medal at Rio 2016
Personal information
Born (1986-03-22) 22 March 1986 (age 36)
Liaoning, China
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Weight113 kg (249 lb)
Country China
Event(s)Hammer throw
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)77.33 m (2014)

Zhang Wenxiu (simplified Chinese: 张文秀; traditional Chinese: 張文秀; pinyin: Zhāng Wénxiù, born 22 March 1986 in Dalian, Liaoning) is a retired Chinese female hammer thrower.


She won the 2005 Asian Championships and 2006 Asian Games. She finished tenth at the 2001 World Championships, seventh at the 2004 Olympics, fifth at the 2005 World Championships and fourth at the 2006 World Cup. She then won bronze medals at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games.

She also holds the world junior record with 73.24 metres, achieved in June 2005 in Changsha.[1]

At 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, she originally won the gold medal but was stripped of it after testing positive for the prohibited substance zeranol. Zhang was reinstated after successfully appealing the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which accepted her explanation that the zeranol came from contaminated food.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  China
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 11th 61.61 m
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 20th (q) 52.31 m
2003 World Championships Paris, France 14th (q) 65.09 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 72.03 m
2005 Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 70.05 m
East Asian Games Macau 1st 72.23 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 69.82 m
2006 World Cup Athens, Greece 4th 71.19 m[3]
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 1st 74.15 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 74.39 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 74.32 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 5th 72.57 m
Asian Championships Guangzhou, China 1st 72.07 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 2nd 73.69 m[4]
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 72.84 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 3rd 75.03 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 3rd 76.34 m
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 2nd 75.58 m
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 1st 77.33 m
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 2nd 76.33 m
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2nd 76.75 m
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th 74.53 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ World Junior Records and Best Performances – GBR Athletics
  2. ^ AFP (May 6, 2015). "China hammer thrower's gold medal reinstated". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Representing Asia
  4. ^ Representing Asia-Pacific

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