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Xiao Yanling (simplified Chinese: 萧艳玲; traditional Chinese: 蕭艷玲; pinyin: Xiāo Yànlíng; born 27 April 1968) is a Chinese discus thrower. Her personal best throw was 71.68 metres, achieved in March 1992 in Beijing. This is the current Asian record.[1] Also in 1992 she failed a drug test.[2][3]

Xiao Yanling
Personal information
NationalityChinese
Born (1968-04-27) April 27, 1968 (age 50)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Discus Throw: 71.68 (1992)
Xiao Yanling
Medal record
Representing  China
Women's athletics
Universiade
Gold medal – first place 1991 Sheffield Discus throw
East Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Busan Discus throw
Asian Championships in Athletics
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Fukuoka Discus throw
Xiao Yanling
Traditional Chinese蕭艷玲
Simplified Chinese萧艳玲

She won the gold medal at the 1991 Summer Universiade[4] and the bronze medal at the 1998 Asian Championships.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   China
1997 East Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 63.82 m
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 53.32 m
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 11th 61.20 m

ReferencesEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Tsvetanka Khristova
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
1992
Succeeded by
  Larisa Korotkevich
Preceded by
  Ilke Wyludda
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
1997
Succeeded by
  Franka Dietzsch