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Xuechen HUANG
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born25 Feb 1990 in Shanghai, CHN
Height1.76 m
Weight 62 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Wang Pudong, one daughter
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1996 and switched to artistic swimming in 2000 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Wang Jie [national], CHN
International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Laughing Girl (eladies.sina.com.cn, 05 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Singing. (Weibo profile, 15 Feb 2018)
Injuries
She broke one of her toes in 2007. (sports.21cn.com, 08 Aug 2012)

She has suffered from a series of wrist injuries during her career. (mt.sohu.com, 17 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (Weibo profile, 15 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with an award for her contribution to sport by the General Administration of Sport of China. (wemedia.ifeng.com, 05 Jan 2017)

In 2014 she was named Synchronised Swimmer of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (globaltimes.cn, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2006 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 25 Sep 2006)
Milestones
She and Liu Ou became the first Chinese artistic swimmers to win a medal in the duet event at the Olympic Games when they claimed bronze at the 2012 Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jun 2018; 2012.163.com, 08 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
Her husband Wang Pudong has represented the People's Republic of China in swimming, and finished fourth in the 200m butterfly at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jun 2018; sohu.com, 20 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (m.chinanews.com, 07 Nov 2019)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
She retired from artistic swimming after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but made her comeback to the sport in November 2018. (sports.sina.com.cn, 18 Jan 2019; China Sports Weibo profile, 16 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team 192.984
2 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 192.369
3 2012 London, ENG Duet 192.870
2 2012 London, ENG Team 194.010
3 2008 Beijing, CHN Team 97.334
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 94.007 
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 95.766
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Free Routine 95.700
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 94.461 
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 93.328
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 96.200
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 96.133
2 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 95.900
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Technical Routine 95.500
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Free Routine 95.720
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Technical Routine 96.500
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 96.800
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 96.390
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Solo Technical Routine 96.500
2 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 96.580
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 97.167
3 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 96.667
2 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 97.667
7 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Solo Free Routine 93.666
Asian Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2014 Incheon, KOR Duet 185.185
1 2014 Incheon, KOR Free Routine Combination 94.967
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Team 192.000
1 2010 Guangzhou, CHN Free Routine Combination 97.125
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2013 Mexico City, MEX Total 379.834 
2 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 390.666