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Liu Shiying (Chinese: 刘诗颖; born 24 September 1993) is a Chinese female athlete who competes in the javelin throw. She has a personal best of 66.47 m (218 ft 34 in), set in 2017. This is the current Asian record. She was the gold medallist at the Asian Athletics Championships in 2015 and finished second at the 2019 World Championships. Liu has also won junior medals at world and continental level.

Liu Shiying
Liu Shiying.jpg
Liu at the 2019 Athletissima meet
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1993-09-24) 24 September 1993 (age 26)
Yantai, Shandong
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
CountryChina
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw

CareerEdit

Born in Shandong,[1] Liu competed in track and field as a teenager and came to prominence nationally with a win at the Chinese City Games.[2] A win at the national junior championships in 2012 saw her rise to the top of the world junior rankings with a personal best of 57.52 m (188 ft 8 12 in).[1]

She entered the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics as the leading athlete and improved her best to 58.47 m (191 ft 9 34 in) in the qualifying round.[3] She improved again to 59.20 m (194 ft 2 12 in) in the final and led until the final round when Sweden's Sofi Flinck had a large personal best to knock Liu into the silver medal position.[4] She had won a gold medal herself at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships a month earlier.[5]

Liu made a gradual progression into the senior ranks. She was sixth at the 2012 Chinese Athletics Championships,[6] then improved to fourth behind Chang Chunfeng at the 12th Chinese National Games in 2013 with a personal best of 60.23 m (197 ft 7 14 in) – her first throw beyond sixty metres.[7] She did not compete at a major event in 2014, but a new best throw of 62.72 m (205 ft 9 14 in) gave her her highest world ranking yet at 21st (behind only Asian Games winner Zhang Li among Asian women).[8][9]

She established herself internationally with a win at the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships, taking the gold medal for China in a championship record of 61.33 m (201 ft 2 12 in) (beating the mark set by her compatriot Li Lingwei in 2013).[10]

International competitionsEdit

Seasonal bestsEdit

 
  • 2018: 67.12 m (220 ft 2 12 in)
  • 2017: 66.47 m (218 ft 34 in)
  • 2016: 65.64 m (215 ft 4 14 in)
  • 2015: 62.77 m (205 ft 11 14 in)
  • 2014: 62.72 m (205 ft 9 14 in)
  • 2013: 60.23 m (197 ft 7 14 in)
  • 2012: 59.20 m (194 ft 2 12 in)
  • 2011: 55.10 m (180 ft 9 14 in)
  • 2010: 50.92 m (167 ft 12 in)

All information from IAAF profile

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jalava, Mirko (23 April 2012). Several junior world leads posted in Changzhou. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  2. ^ Jalava, Mirko (25 October 2011). Asian junior men's Shot Put record in Nanchang as Chinese City Games Conclude. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  3. ^ Martin, David (10 July 2012). Driouch and Dirirsa commence rivalry – 2 World leading performances – Barcelona 2012 – Day One morning session. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  4. ^ Valiente, Emeterio (11 July 2012). Barcelona 2012 – Event Report – Women's Javelin Throw Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  5. ^ Krishnan, Ram. Murali (13 June 2012). Ashraf steals the show in Asian Juniors with 80.85m world junior hammer lead. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  6. ^ Jalava, Mirko (26 September 2012). Chinese championships close out domestic season well. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  7. ^ Athletics results at China's National Games. Xinhua (9 September 2013). Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  8. ^ Javelin Throw – women – senior – outdoor – 2014. IAAF. Retrieved on 8 June 2015.
  9. ^ Jalava, Mirko (29 March 2014). Wang smashes Asian hammer record in China. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-08.
  10. ^ China add four gold on final day to finish on top at Asian Championships. IAAF (7 June 2015). Retrieved on 2015-06-08.

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