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Fang QU
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC China   
GenderWomen
Born26 Jul 1996 in Hanzhong, CHN
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began learning to swim at age five.
Why this sport?
Her parents wanted her to start swimming.
Club / Team
Shaanxi Province: China
Name of coach
Wu Dong [club], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Yaya (Weibo profile, 16 May 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was named an Elite Athlete of National Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 14 Nov 2013)
Other sports
She has represented the People's Republic of China in swimming and competed at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2021 National Games of the People's Republic of China in Shaanxi. (new.qq.com, 06 Jun 2021; sn.xinhuanet.com, 06 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2014 Beijing, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:38.29
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
16 2019 Gwangju, KOR 25km 5:59:12.3
34 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:02:03.1
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
26 2019   10km  
5 2019 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:04:12.51
42 2018   10km  
28 2018 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:09:57.90
  2018 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km  DNS
25 2018 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:11:20.62
59 2017   10km  
13 2017 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 1:39:36.8