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Yawen HOU
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born09 Sep 1998 in Dalian, CHN
Height1.78 m
Weight 70 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Dalian, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She liked playing in the sea, so her parents sent her to learn how to swim.
Club / Team
Liaoning Province : China
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, learning English. (sports.nen.com.cn, 13 Apr 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sohu.com, 04 Jan 2017)

In 2014 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 21 Jan 2014)
Other sports
She has represented People's Republic of China in open water swimming and competed at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (xinhuanet.com, 07 May 2021; sports.sina.com.cn, 05 May 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 800m Freestyle 8:30.59
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 16:08.10
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:58.98
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:26.79
37 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:15.04
1 2016 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:16.81
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:02.06
8 2013 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:33.81
7 2013 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:08.18
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 800m Freestyle 8:26.49
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 58:00.9
9 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km - Team Relay 55:14.8
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
23 2019   10km  
15 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:02:03.70
7 2019 Doha, QAT 10km 2:03:59.0
29 2018   10km  
17 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:04:03.5
8 2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:07:03.60