Li Yanfeng (simplified Chinese: 李艳凤; traditional Chinese: 李艷鳳; pinyin: Lǐ Yànfèng, born May 15, 1979) is a Chinese discus thrower. Li won China's first discus world title.[1]

Li Yanfeng
Li Yanfeng Daegu 2011.jpg
Li Yanfeng during 2011 World championships Athletics in Daegu
Personal information
Born (1979-05-15) May 15, 1979 (age 40)
Heilongjiang, China
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight93 kg (205 lb)
Achievements and titles
World finals
Personal best(s)
  • Discus Throw: 67.98 (2011)
Li Yanfeng
Traditional Chinese李艷鳳
Simplified Chinese李艳凤

Her personal best throw is 67.98 metres, achieved in June 2011 in Schönebeck. The Chinese, and Asian, record is currently held by Xiao Yanling with 71.68 metres.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   China
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 19th (q) 59.47 m
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 3rd 57.52 m
2001 Universiade Beijing, China 2nd 60.50 m
2002 Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st 60.06 m
World Cup Madrid, Spain 4th 59.89 m
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 2nd 61.12 m
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 1st 61.87 m
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 2nd 60.42 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 61.05 m
2007 Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 2nd 61.13 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 7th 60.68 m
2009 East Asian Games Hong Kong 1st 64.66 m
2010 Continental Cup Split, Croatia 1st 63.79 m
Asian Games Guangzhou, China 1st 66.18 m
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 1st 66.52 m
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 2nd 67.22 m
  • Li originally finished 3rd in the 2012 Summer Olympics, but she moved up a position after Darya Pishchalnikova was disqualified for testing positive for the anabolic steroid oxandrolone.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Athletics-Li wins China's first discus world title – Yahoo! Eurosport". Retrieved 2011-08-28.
  2. ^ Area Outdoor Records – Women – Asia –
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Iryna Yatchenko
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Nadine Müller
Preceded by
  Nadine Müller
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Sandra Perković