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Peng WU
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born16 May 1987 in Hangzhou, CHN
Height1.80 m
Weight 71 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Xuan Wei, one son
Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
His parents encouraged him to take up swimming so he could lose weight .
International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Games
Location
Busan
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, playing computer games. (chinadaily.com.cn, 01 Aug 2012)
Injuries
He injured his elbow and had to rest for three months in 2009. (sports.sina.com.cn, 31 Oct 2012; 2012.163.com,12 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"March forward bravely." (Weibo profile, 19 Nov 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named 2013 Male Athlete of the Year by the Zhejiang province government in China. (sports.sina.com.cn, 03 Apr 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND RETURN
He retired from the sport after the 2013 National Games in Liaoning, China, and returned in February 2015. He announced his retirement from the sport again in October 2015. (zjnews.zjol.com.cn, 15 Sep 2013; sports. 163.com, 28 Feb 2015; sports.ifeng.com, 21 Oct 2015)

WU WINS
He upset Michael Phelps to win the 200m butterfly at the Michigan Grand Prix in April 2011. Wu's victory marked the first defeat in the event for Phelps since 2002. (france24.com, 15 May 2011)

EARLY DAYS
After he had learned to swim his parents wanted him to stop the sport so he could take up basketball. But his first coach, Wu Xiajun, convinced them to let him continue swimming. (danvren.com, 05 Dec 2006)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
30 2012 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:01.43
11 2012 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 1:55.65
4 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:54.35
6 2004 Athens, GRE 200m Butterfly 1:56.28 
14 2004 Athens, GRE 400m Individual Medley 4:19.32 
43 2004 Athens, GRE 100m Butterfly 55.17 
24 2004 Athens, GRE 200m Individual Medley 2:03.60 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 1:55.09
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.87
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:35.95
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:54.67
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 53.59
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Butterfly 1:55.73
2 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Butterfly 1:55.13
3 2005 Montreal, CAN 200m Butterfly 1:56.50
Heat 2005 Montreal, CAN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:22.13
33 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN 200m Individual Medley 2:10.52 
Semifinal 2003 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 1:57.60
Semifinal 2003 Barcelona, ESP 200m Individual Medley 2:02.38
Heats 2003 Barcelona, ESP 400m Individual Medley 4:20.92
8 2003 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:27.96
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 50.77
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 22.78
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Individual Medley 2:06.99
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 1:54.29
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:27.44
5 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Butterfly 1:51.92
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 51.62
Semifinal 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.97
9 2006 Shanghai, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.18
6 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 51.64
1 2006 Shanghai, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:52.36
10 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 1500m Freestyle 15:28.04
4 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 400m Individual Medley 4:09.89
3 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 200m Butterfly 1:54.51
7 2004 Indianapolis, IN, USA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:38.17
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2005/2006 New York, NY, USA 200m Butterfly 1:54.24
1 2003/2004 Durban, RSA 200m Butterfly 1:56.09
1 2002/2003 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:12.72
1 2002/2003 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Butterfly 1:56.65
2 2002/2003 Shanghai, CHN 400m Freestyle 3:48.85
2 2002/2003 Shanghai, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:01.16
1 2001/2002 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:56.82
1 2001 Shanghai, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:56.82
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2009 Foshan, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:56.71
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.72
4 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:55.34
1 2006 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 1:54.91 CR
1 2002 Busan, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:15.38 CR
1 2002 Busan, KOR 200m Butterfly 1:56.63
1 2002 Busan, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:00.40
2 2002 Busan, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:25.36