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Yi TANG
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born08 Jan 1993 in Shanghai, CHN
Height1.76 m
Weight 65 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Marketing Management - Tongji University: Shanghai, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
China
General Interest
Nicknames
Chinese Female Phelps (sports.163.com, 05 Apr 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (sports.163.com, 05 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Wu Peng. (Weibo profile, 30 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be yourself." (Weibo profile, 30 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was a torch bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (morningpost.com.cn, 17 Aug 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from competitive swimming in 2017. (sports.qq.com, 04 Jul 2017; sports.sina.com.cn, 04 Jul 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
3 2012 London, ENG 100m Freestyle 53.44
4 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.75
6 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:53.11
5 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:56.41
4 2008 Beijing, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.64
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 54.27
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 25.72
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.30
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:57.91
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.37
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:47.66
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.36
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:55.61
6 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:35.63
7 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:40.48
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:02.98
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 25.07
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:31.78
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:38.58
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 52.73
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:43.26
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:52.53
4 2010 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 1:53.07
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 24.95
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:35.94
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:29.81
1 2010 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.29
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.81
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Individual Medley 1:02.56
6 2016 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.66
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 24.87
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:31.69
5 2013 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 53.67
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:35.10
8 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:45.56
3 2011 Beijing, CHN 100m Freestyle 53.28
3 2011 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 53.40
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:37.10 
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Freestyle 54.90
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Freestyle 25.70
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 200m Freestyle 2:00.70
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:10.85
1 2012 Dubai, UAE 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:05.70
2 2009 Foshan, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.40
2 2009 Foshan, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.88
2 2009 Foshan, CHN 200m Freestyle 2:00.52
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Freestyle 1:59.34
3 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Freestyle 25.17
2 2014 Incheon, KOR 100m Freestyle 54.45
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:55.17
Heats 2014 Incheon, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  DSQ
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.22
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 54.12 CR
2 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:57.08
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:36.88 CR
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:51.81 CR
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.80 CR
1 2006 Doha, QAT 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:01.89