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Liuyang JIAO
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born06 Aug 1991 in Harbin, CHN
Height1.72 m
Weight 59 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Yang Chenguang.
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Economics - Tongji University : Shanghai, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
Her father introduced her to the sport.
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Championships
Location
Singapore
General Interest
Nicknames
Butterfly Queen (news.ifeng.com, 22 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (2012.sina.com.cn, 13 Aug 2012; hebgcdy.com, 01 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Korean swimmer Park Tae-Hwan, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (sports.eastday.com, 01 Oct 2014; sina.com.cn, 03 Aug 2012)
Injuries
In 2015 she was troubled by viral gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach lining. She was unable to compete at the Chinese championships and thus did not qualify for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russia. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 04 Jul 2015)

In 2014 she suffered from peptic [stomach] ulcers that hampered her training and competition, and saw her lose a significant amount of weight. (swimvortex.com, 15 May 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named an International Elite Athlete by the General Administration of Sport of China in 2014. (sports.sina.com.cn, 11 Apr 2014)
Other information

ILLNESS
Since 2015 she has been suffering from serious viral gastroenteritis. The illness has prevented her from doing her usual training regime and she has missed many competitions. (ncee.org.cn, 16 Jun 2016)

NAMED CLUB
In 2016 a swimming club named after her was set up in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (ncee.org.cn, 16 Jun 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 London, ENG 200m Butterfly 2:04.06 
Semifinal 2012 London, ENG 100m Butterfly 58.04
5 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
2 2008 Beijing, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:04.72
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Butterfly 2:06.65
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 59.21
1 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:05.55
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Butterfly 27.03
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
5 2009 Rome, ITA 200m Butterfly 2:04.50
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 26.53
1 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:52.19
3 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 56.86
4 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 200m Butterfly 2:07.22
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Butterfly 2:02.28
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 25.23
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
6 2006 Shanghai, CHN 100m Butterfly 58.55
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2011 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 56.60
3 2011 Beijing, CHN 50m Butterfly 25.78
1 2011 Beijing, CHN 100m Individual Medley 59.50
2 2011 Singapore, SGP 100m Individual Medley 1:00.84
2 2011 Singapore, SGP 100m Butterfly 56.89
2 2011 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:04.49
1 2007 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 2:04.48
3 2007 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 58.07
3 2007 Stockholm, SWE 200m Butterfly 2:05.71
2 2005/2006 Berlin, GER 200m Butterfly 2:07.31
2 2005/2006 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 26.39
3 2005/2006 Stockholm, SWE 100m Butterfly 59.12
2 2005/2006 Stockholm, SWE 200m Butterfly 2:07.76
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2009 Foshan, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.09
1 2009 Foshan, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.12
2 2009 Foshan, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:09.48
1 2006 Singapore, SGP 200m Butterfly 2:08.54
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Butterfly 2:07.56
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Butterfly 57.76
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Butterfly 2:05.79 CR
4 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 50m Butterfly 26.55
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.80 CR
5 2006 Doha, QAT 200m Butterfly 2:10.92