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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
Born (1968-04-27) April 27, 1968 (age 51)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Discus Throw: 71.68 (1992)
Xiao Yanling
Medal record
Representing  China
Women's athletics
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.


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


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