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Yaxin LIU
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born16 Jun 1999 in Lishui, CHN
Height1.78 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Rui'an, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her father took her to a swimming club in Rui'an during a business trip. A coach there saw her talent and asked her father's permission to train her.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading. (zjcs.net.cn, 01 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Female Athlete of the Year at the annual sport award ceremony in Wenzhou, People's Republic of China. (news.dhtv.cn, 21 Jan 2020)

She received the 2018 First Class Sports Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 14 Jan 2019)

In 2017 she was named a March 8th Red Banner Pace-Setter in Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 07 Dec 2020)

In 2016 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 01 Feb 2016; jsdj.sport.gov.cn, 01 Feb 2016)

In 2013 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 30 Jul 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal in 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 07 Sep 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:08.48
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 2:09.03
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:12.93
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:09.02
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Backstroke 2:11.75
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:05.25
16 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 2:07.19 
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2019 Jinan, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:17.79
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:02.47
32 2018   Overall Ranking  
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 58.92
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:04.60
3 2018 Beijing, CHN 400m Freestyle 4:04.30
8 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Backstroke 28.00
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:56.20
5 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 2:05.54
5 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:05.08
7 2017 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 2:12.23
7 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:05.34
4 2016 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:07.02
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:09.01
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Backstroke 2:07.65