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Yufei ZHANG
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born19 Apr 1998 in Xuzhou, CHN
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport at age three, and began training at age five in Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her parents were swimming coaches, and they would let her play in the pool when they had training.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
He Xinzhong [national], CHN; Cui Dengrong, CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Fei-fei [from teammates], Ni-ni [from family members]. (sports.sina.com.cn, 27 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Cross-stitching, watching television. (kuaibao.qq.com, 21 Oct 2019; sohu.com, 16 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Liu Zige, Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. (sohu.com, 16 Aug 2017; sports2.jschina.com.cn, 09 Aug 2016)
Injuries
She suffered a calf injury after falling during training in 2017. She required stitches and returned to training two weeks later. (mnw.cn, 13 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (skating.sport.org.cn, 07 Jun 2017; sport.gov.cn, 31 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win three gold medals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sports.sina.com.cn, 01 Jan 2021; olympic.cn, 05 Jun 2020; sohu.com, 18 Sep 2019)
Other information
DIAGNOSIS
She was born with a curvature of the spine, but the issue was not diagnosed until 2015. "My main discipline is butterfly, which requires the balance of the entire body. I found that something was not right and talked to a doctor. The result of the diagnosis was a minor curvature of the spine. Fortunately, it has been improved through training and medical assistance." (sports.sina.com.cn, 27 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 55.64
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:03.86
9 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.32
1 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:40.33
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.86
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.13
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Butterfly 2:07.40
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Butterfly 2:14.20
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 57.93
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 26.18
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.11
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:07.06
8 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 57.51
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 26.40
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.25
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.69
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Butterfly 2:06.51
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:49.10
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.77
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:05.86
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.14
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.80
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 2:05.10
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.93
4 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 2:04.91
3 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Freestyle 3:59.51
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.06
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:31.78
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Jinan, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:08.89
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.41
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.79
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.90
5 2019 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:13.62
4 2019 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 26.03
1 2019 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 57.94
3 2019 Singapore, SGP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.43
3 2019 Singapore, SGP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:32.64
11 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.31
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.53
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.69
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:03.33
2 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 2:03.29
5 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 25.46
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 56.27
4 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.31
8 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.80
2 2018 Eindhoven, NED 200m Butterfly 2:03.09
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 25.49
3 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 55.87
4 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:41.37
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.70
2 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:03.93
6 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.41
2 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:03.50
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 56.18
10 2017   Overall  
1 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:05.02
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.91
1 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.10
1 2017 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 2:07.43
2 2017 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 57.31
  2017 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley  DNS
2 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.77
3 2017 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.44
1 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:08.64
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.26
2 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:42.17
3 2017 Hong Kong, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:33.41
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:04.22
7 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Butterfly 25.91
3 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Butterfly 56.89
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:55.26
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:06.74
60 2014   Overall  
3 2014 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:01.36
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Butterfly 2:08.50
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Butterfly 57.40
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Butterfly 2:06.61
7 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.45