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Menghui ZHU
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born23 Mar 1999 in Taizhou, CHN
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport when she was in kindergarten. She began formal training in 2004 with the Yuhuan County Sports Team in the People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her father introduced her to swimming to help her keep fit and learn survival skills.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
General Interest
Nicknames
Little Chef [as she bakes treats for her teammates] (sohu.com, 18 Sep 2017)
Hobbies
Collecting dolls, watching TV shows, baking, cooking. (zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 22 Aug 2018; sohu.com, 18 Sep 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and winning gold in 100m freestyle at the 2017 national championships in People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jun 2021; fina.org, 06 May 2021; sohu.com, 18 Sep 2017, 07 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmers Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell. (thecover.cn, 11 Aug 2016)
Injuries
She sustained a shoulder injury in 2017. (zjnews.zjol.com.cn, 24 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received the First Class Sport Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (4g.dahe.cn, 14 Jan 2019)

In 2017 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 31 May 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sohu.com, 18 Sep 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:34.76
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 53.98
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Freestyle 54.07
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.83
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 53.85
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 24.68
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
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 54.77
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Freestyle 25.19
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:44.65
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.64
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 23.95
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.40
3 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.92
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.80
11 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 24.25 
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 52.74 
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.15
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.01
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.93
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.01
7 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:03.86
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:30.90
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.79
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.17
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 27.40
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.69
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.04
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.17
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 24.05
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:57.03
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 52.75
5 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 52.91
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.05
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.55
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.37
6 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 53.00
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.06
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.38
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:40.94
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.00
2 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 52.57
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.62
2 2013 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.74
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 53.44
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 24.91
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:58.58
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.10 
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Freestyle 53.56
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.78
7 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.45