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Guangyuan LI
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born27 Feb 1997 in Taizhou, CHN
Height1.87 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six at Huangyan Children's Sports School in Taizhou, People's Republic of China. He was selected to join the Zhejiang Provincial team for professional training at age 10.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to learn to swim for safety reasons.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Yang Fan [club], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Leo (Weibo profile, 20 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Listening to K-pop music. (Weibo profile, 24 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Aaron Peirsol. (zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 21 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He was briefly hospitalised after showing symptoms of altitude sickness during the 2018 national championships in Taiyuan, People's Republic of China. (sports.163.com, 17 Apr 2018)

He fractured his right arm playing basketball in August 2012, and was out of action for six months. (tzty.gov.cn, 11 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In both 2017 and 2018 he received the Sports First Class Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.163.com, 08 Dec 2018; zjsports.gov.cn, 07 Jan 2018)

In 2015 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.sohu.com, 06 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sohu.com, 01 Nov 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 54.36
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:55.89
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 1:58.57
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.29
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 53.84
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:57.10
3 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 1:56.79
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 54.34
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 52.36
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:05.35
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Backstroke 54.94
57 2018   Overall Ranking  
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 51.60
5 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:52.82
7 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.11
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 52.49
4 2014 Moscow, RUS 100m Backstroke 52.44
5 2014 Moscow, RUS 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.26
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 54.30
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:57.47
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 25.57
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Backstroke 55.01
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Backstroke 1:57.13
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Backstroke  DSQ