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Yuanhui FU
Sport Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born07 Jan 1996 in Hangzhou, CHN
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Exercise Rehabilitation Studies - Tianjin Medical University: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age five in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by her father. He thought it would improve her health because she had asthma.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
General Interest
Nicknames
Fu Ye (sports.qq.com, 28 Jul 2017)
Hobbies
Reading. (fx361.com, 02 Nov 2017)
Injuries
She competed with a lower back injury at the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (new.qq.com, 08 Dec 2019)

In April 2018 she injured her left shoulder while competing at the Chinese trials for the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (scmp.com, 17 Apr 2018)

She competed despite a lumbar disc hernia during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.163.com, 23 Sep 2019)

She was affected by a lower back injury in 2015. (sports.163.com, 23 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never stop, never give up." (sports.163.com, 23 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named one of the Top 10 Athletes of Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China. (sports.qq.com, 15 Feb 2017)

She was named the 2015 Female Athlete of the Year in Zhejiang Province. (jiangsu.china.com.cn, 28 Mar 2016)

In 2013 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of China. (chinanews.com, 16 Apr 2013)
Milestones
She became the first female swimmer representing the People's Republic of China to win an Olympic medal in a backstroke event by claiming bronze in the 100m backstroke at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 May 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sports.163.com, 23 Sep 2019; sports.sina.cn, 21 Jul 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 58.76
4 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2012 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 1:00.50 
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 27.84
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 1:01.19
5 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.39
2 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 27.15
6 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.69
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 27.11
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 59.02
1 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:54.41
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 59.61
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 27.39
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:57.30
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 57.83
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.06
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:48.80
2 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:44.31
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 1:01.08
5 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Jinan, CHN 50m Backstroke 28.03
43 2018   Overall Ranking  
5 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 57.09
2 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.33
7 2016 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 25.05
40 2014   Overall  
1 2014 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.43
4 2014 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 58.37
2 2013 Beijing, CHN 50m Backstroke 26.95
2 2013 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:39.55
Asian Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 59.70
1 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 27.86
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 1:00.54
2 2012 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 28.12
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2018 Jakarta, INA 50m Backstroke 27.68
4 2018 Jakarta, INA 100m Backstroke 1:00.35
7 2018 Jakarta, INA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 50m Backstroke 27.66
1 2014 Incheon, KOR 100m Backstroke 59.95
8 2014 Incheon, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:20.46