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Lijun ZU
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC China   
GenderMen
Born26 Nov 1989 in Zibo, CHN
Height1.88 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Li Xue
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up open water swimming in 2006.
General Interest
Nicknames
Iron Man (shareapp.cyol.com, 25 Oct 2019)
Hobbies
Playing online games. (Weibo profile, 19 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife Li Xue. (sohu.com, 31 Aug 2017)
Hero / Idol
Syrian open water swimmer Saleh Mohammad. (shareapp.cyol.com, 25 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received a First Class Athlete Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China. (gztyw.gov.cn, 11 Jan 2017)

In 2010 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 27 Apr 2010)
Other information
TAKING A BREAK
He took a break from the sport after the 2017 Chinese National Games and returned to competition in 2019. (shareapp.cyol.com, 25 Oct 2019)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
25 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 1:52:38.1
17 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 1:50:46.0
14 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km - Team Time Trial 57:53.9
  2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km  DSQ
35 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 10km 2:01:32.66
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2019 Doha, QAT 10km  DNF
69 2018   10km  
61 2018 Doha, QAT 10km 1:58:34.8
  2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km  DNS
10 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:01.7
17 2014 Lac Magoc, QC, CAN 10km 1:55:57.64
8 2014 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:53:05.05
9 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:52:18.1
2 2012 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:50:45.22
2 2011 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:54:23.19
7 2010 Shantou, CHN 10km 1:56:35.45