Zhou Yu (canoeist)

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Zhou Yu
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 29)
Liaoyang,[1] Liaoning, China
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoeing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club Hunan Sports Club[2]
Coached by Wu Yubiao[2]

Zhou Yu (Chinese: 周玉; pinyin: Zhōu Yù; born 23 January 1989) is a Chinese sprint canoeist.[2][3] She won gold and silver medal in the women's kayak singles (both 200 and 500 m) at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.[4][5] Zhou is also a member of Hunan Sports Club, there she is coached and trained by Wu Yubiao.[2]

Zhou represented China at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where she competed in both the women's kayak singles and doubles. For her first event, the women's K-2 500 metres, Zhou and her partner Wu Yanan narrowly missed out of the Olympic medal in the A-final by nearly fourteen hundredths of a second (0.14) behind the Polish pair Karolina Naja and Beata Mikołajczyk, posting their time of 1:44.136.[6] Three days later, Zhou barely advanced to the semi-final rounds of the first ever women's K-1 200 metres, after finishing sixth and attaining a qualified time of 42.885 seconds in the heats.[7] Unfortunately, Zhou fell short in her bid for the final by seven hundredths of a second (0.07) behind Slovenia's Špela Ponomarenko, with a time of 42.279 seconds.[8]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Zhou Yu". London 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Zhou Yu". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "China's Zhou Yu wins women's kayak single 500m gold at Asiad". Xinhua News Agency. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Asian Games: S'pore kayakers finish in top 10 of K1 and K2". Channel News Asia. 26 November 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's Kayak Double (K2) 500m Final A". London 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m Heat 2". London 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m Semifinal 1". London 2012. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

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