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Jiao Liuyang

Jiao Liuyang
Personal information
Full nameJiao Liuyang
Born (1991-08-06) August 6, 1991 (age 30)
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
Height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)

Jiao Liuyang (simplified Chinese: 焦刘洋; traditional Chinese: 焦劉洋; pinyin: Jiāo Liúyáng; born August 6, 1991 in Harbin, Heilongjiang) is a female Chinese swimmer, who specializes in the 200-metre butterfly.


She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished second in the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2:04.72, behind her teammate Liu Zige, who won the race in a time of 2:04.18. Both swimmers swam faster than the former world record held by Australia's Jessicah Schipper (2:05.40).

Before the Olympics, Jiao had competed at the 2007 World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, where she placed 4th in the 200 m butterfly (2:07.22). She had also won gold at the 2006 Asian Championships, setting a new championship record.

In 2009, she won two gold medals at the Asian Swimming Championships in the 50 m and 100 m butterfly, setting championship records in both events. That year, the Chinese 4 x 100 m relay team also set a new world record time on the way to winning gold at the World Championships. Individually, she also won a bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly.

She won three gold medals at the 2010 Asian Games, in the 100 m and 200 m butterfly, and as part of the Chinese 4 x 100 m medley relay team. All three gold medals were won in times that were new Games records. She went on to win gold at the 2011 World Championships, in the 200 m butterfly.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she went one place better, winning the 200 m butterfly in a time of 2:94.96, setting a new Olympic record. She also competed in the 100 m butterfly, reaching the semifinal, and was part of the Chinese 4 x 100 m medley team. Following the Olympics, she won two silver medals at the World Short Course Swimming Championships, in the 50 m butterfly and the 200 m butterfly.

Major achievements


  • 2006 Asian Championships - (Tournament Record)

Personal Bests

In long course

  • 50 m butterfly: 26.04 Asian, Chinese Record (April 11, 2009)
  • 100 m butterfly: 57.16 Asian, Chinese Record (April 10, 2009)

See also

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