30 September 1987 |
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Coached by||Liu Chao-Lan|
Yang Chin-kuei (Chinese: 楊金桂; pinyin: Yáng Jīnguì; born September 30, 1987 in Kaohsiung) is a Taiwanese swimmer, who specialized in butterfly and freestyle events. At age seventeen, Yang made her official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, representing Chinese Taipei. She swam in the first heat of the 200 m freestyle, finishing in second place and thirty-sixth overall by nine twenty-fifths of a second (0.36) behind Thailand's Pilin Tachakittiranan, with a time of 2:05.65.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Yang competed in two freestyle and butterfly events each. On the first day of the competition, she swam in the second heat of the 100 m butterfly, finishing in third place and forty-third overall by seven hundredths of a second ahead of Turkey's Iris Rosenberger, with a time of 1:01.60. The following day, Yang placed fortieth in the 400 m freestyle, with a time of 4:24.78, and was able to attain her well-improved time of 2:02.84, for a thirty-seventh place finish in the 200 m freestyle. For her final event, 200 m butterfly, Yang swam in the second heat, against six other competitors including Singapore's Tao Li, who placed fifth in the 100 m butterfly final. She finished the race in sixth place by approximately one third of a second (0.33), behind Tao, with a time of 2:13.26. After placing twenty-ninth in the overall rankings of her final event, Yang, however, failed to advance into the later rounds.
- "Yang Chin-Kuei Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Women's 100m Butterfly – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Women's 400m Freestyle – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Women's 200m Freestyle – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- "Women's 200m Butterfly – Heat 2". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
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