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Zibei YAN
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born12 Oct 1995 in Xiangyang, CHN
Height1.90 m
Weight 78 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - China University of Geosciences: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in first grade at primary school in Xiangyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His first coach spotted his talent for the sport.
Club / Team
Hubei Province: China
Name of coach
Zheng Shan [club, national], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
A-Bei, Wa Wang (sports.qq.com, 22 May 2017; Weibo profile, 01 Jun 2020)
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching videos, football. (Weibo profile, 31 Jul 2017; k.sina.com.cn, 27 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at a 2017 meet in Japan, his first international victory. (sports.163.com, 19 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese swimmer Kosuke Kitajima. (k.sina.com.cn, 27 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Perseverance leads to final success." (edu.gmw.cn, 20 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 31 May 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sohu.com, 24 Nov 2018; sports.sina.com.cn, 25 Jul 2019; xf.gov.cn, 14 Nov 2019)
Other information
POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
He is pursuing his master's degree at the physical education department of China University of Geosciences. (cug.edu.cn, 30 Oct 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 58.99
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.86
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay DSQ
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.88
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 58.63
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 26.86
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.61
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 59.42
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.33
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:41.25
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:31.65
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.65
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.10
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.22
14 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Breaststroke 2:06.54 
15 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 26.95 
Semifinal 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 58.01
6 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.98
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:26.87
4 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.93
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Breaststroke 59.08
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.12
1 2019 Jinan, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:43.79
26 2018   Overall Ranking  
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.40
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:11.67
1 2018 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.69
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.01
1 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 56.34
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.32
7 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Breaststroke 2:06.10
3 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 56.96
5 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.38
52 2017   Overall  
2 2017 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 56.88
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.52
1 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.10
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.90
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:07.85
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 57.70
7 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 27.71
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:10.14
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 59.55
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 27.85
3 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.14
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.43
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Breaststroke 2:11.07
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Breaststroke 59.31
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Breaststroke 27.25
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.99
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.45