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Xie Zhenye (Chinese: 谢震业; pinyin: Xiè Zhènyè, born August 17, 1993) is a Chinese sprinter. He is the current Asian record holder of the 200 metres with a time of 19.88 seconds.[5] Xie's personal best in the 100 metres of 9.97 seconds makes him the second Chinese sprinter to record a time below the 10-second barrier, after his compatriot Su Bingtian.[6] Xie represented China at the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Olympics.

Xie Zhenye
Xie Zhenye.jpg
Xie at the 2017 Meeting Madrid.
Personal information
Born (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 25)
Keqiao District, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
Height1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Weight171 lb (78 kg)[1]
Sport
Country China
SportAthletics
Event(s)60 m, 100 m, 200 m, 4×100 m relay
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)60 m: 6.52 (Birmingham 2018)[2]
100 m: 9.97 (Montreuil 2018)[3]
200 m: 19.88 AR NR (London 2019)[4]

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CareerEdit

Early CareerEdit

Xie won the 200 metres gold medal at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2011 he set a new 100 metres personal best of 10.36 seconds and a 200 m best of 20.79 seconds.[7] He won the 200 m title at the Chinese City Games that year.[8]

Xie took 100 metres silver and 200 metres gold at the 2012 Asian Junior Athletics Championships.[9] He was also a finalist in both events at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[10] He was China's representative in the 200 m at the 2012 London Olympics but did not progress beyond the heats.[11] He equalled the Chinese record for that event with a run of 20.54 seconds and closed his year with a win at the Chinese Athletics Championships.[12] In his opening meeting of 2013 he ran a 60 metres best of 6.66 seconds and broke the Chinese indoor record in the 200 m, running 20.93 seconds.

Personal lifeEdit

Xie was signed by Adidas as a brand ambassador in 2018. He is currently studying a master's degree at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.[13]

StatisticsEdit

Information from IAAF profile unless otherwise noted.[14]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time (s) Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
60 m 6.52 n/a World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 3 March 2018
100 m 9.97 +0.9 Meeting de Montreuil Montreuil, France 19 June 2018 Former NR
9.91 w +4.1 Pure Athletics Spring Invitational Clermont, Florida, U.S. 14 April 2017 Wind-assisted
200 m 19.88 +0.9 London Grand Prix London, United Kingdom 21 July 2019 AR, NR
4×100 m relay 37.82 n/a Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 18 August 2016 Former AR, NR

Sub-10 seconds 100 metres recordEdit

Time (s) Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
9.91 w +4.1 Pure Athletics Spring Invitational Clermont, Florida, U.S. 15 April 2017 Wind-assisted
9.93 w +4.4 Meeting Madrid Madrid, Spain 14 July 2017 Wind-assisted
9.97 +0.9 Meeting de Montreuil Montreuil, France 19 June 2018 NR, PB

Circuit winsEdit

200 metresEdit

4 × 100 metres relayEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Xie Zhenye - Profile". Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ Xie Zhenye at IAAF
  3. ^ Xie Zhenye at IAAF
  4. ^ Xie Zhenye at IAAF
  5. ^ "China's Xie Zhenye wins men's 200m title in London with new Asian record". Xinhua. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Xie Zhenye becomes China's fastest man in 100-meter event". CGTN. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  7. ^ Zhenye Xie. IAAF . Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  8. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2011-10-25). Asian junior men's Shot Put record in Nanchang as Chinese City Games Conclude. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  9. ^ Asian Junior Championships 2012 Archived August 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  10. ^ World Junior Championships 2012 Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. WJAH. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  11. ^ Men's 200m. London 2012. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  12. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2012-09-26). Chinese championships close out domestic season well. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-03-17.
  13. ^ "Who is Xie Zhenye? Meet China's new fastest man and find out why fans are talking of their very own Usain Bolt". SCMP. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  14. ^ "ZHENYE XIE ATHLETE PROFILE". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2019.

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Records
Preceded by
Femi Ogunode
Men's 200 m Asian record holder
21 July 2019 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent