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Hexin YU
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born01 Jan 1996 in Guangzhou, CHN
Height1.94 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Dai Jiani
Residence
Guangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - South China University of Technology: Guangzhou, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He liked playing in water from a young age. His parents introduced him to swimming to improve his health because he always suffered from fevers when he was young.
Club / Team
Guangdong Province: China
Name of coach
He Xinzhong [club, national], CHN
International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Incheon, KOR
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (news.ifeng.com, 23 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Class One Sport Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (chinanews.com, 07 Dec 2018)

In 2013 he was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 14 Nov 2013)
Famous relatives
His partner Dai Jiani competed in artistic swimming at elite level. (k.sina.cn, 03 Jan 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree at the physical education department of South China University of Technology in the People's Republic of China. (news.dayoo.com, 08 Sep 2018; k.sina.cn, 03 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
19 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.14
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 22.20
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 48.87
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.92
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.11
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.08
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.41
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.65
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.87
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 49.50
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 22.51
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:26.94
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.41
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:10.55
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
54 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 49.33 
34 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 21.99 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.76
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.98
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 48.69
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 22.08
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:27.70
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:12.09
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Freestyle 22.31
5 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.83
6 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.99
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.17
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.37
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.62
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.12
8 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 23.33
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.69
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.81
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.03
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:16.37
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Freestyle 22.11
3 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Freestyle 48.88
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.29
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.99
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 100m Freestyle 49.50
4 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Freestyle 22.37
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.47
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  CR