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Haiyang QIN
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
Born17 May 1999
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Shanghai, CHN
Athlete, Serves in the Navy
Higher education
Management - Tongji University: Shanghai, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age nine at a local sports school in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. A year later, he was invited to train with the People's Liberation Army [Navy] swimming team. After a number of coaching changes, he settled down and started to work with coach Ye Jin in 2014.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Ye Jin [PLA], CHN
General Interest
Calm Brother [given to him by his coach because of his personality] (newsxmwb.xinmin.cn, 05 Sep 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ye Jin. (thepaper.cn, 14 Dec 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Your struggle will become your gifts and your pain will brighten your future path." (Weibo profile, 01 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Master of Sport by the General Administration of Sport of China in 2019. (sport.gov.cn, 09 Jan 2019)

He received the 2018 First Class Sports Medal by the General Administration of Sport of China. (kknews.cc, 07 Dec 2018)

He was named the 2017 Rookie of the Year by the People's Liberation Army in the People's Republic of China. (sports.qq.com, 11 Jan 2018)
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.sina.com.cn, 30 Mar 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
26 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.95
  2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Breaststroke DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Breaststroke 2:09.11
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:57.06 
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Breaststroke 2:10.14
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:01.15
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 100m Breaststroke 59.63
2 2019 Jinan, CHN 200m Individual Medley 1:57.34
63 2017   Overall  
3 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Breaststroke 2:04.18
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Breaststroke 2:08.07
3 2018 Jakarta, INA 200m Individual Medley 1:57.09
5 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Breaststroke 1:00.24
1 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay