2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

200m medley, 400m medley

Ye Shiwen

Date of birth

1996-01-01

Birthplace

Hangzhou

Height

173 cm

Weight

64.0 kg

Olympic Games (2 medals: 2 gold)

  • 200m medley: 1st (2012)
  • 400m medley: 1st (2012)

World Championships (1 medal: 1 gold)

  • 200m medley: 1st (2011)

World Short Course Championships (4 medals: 1 gold, 3 silver)

  • 200m medley: 1st (2012), 2nd (2010)
  • 400m medley: 2nd (2010, 2012)

Asian Games (5 medals: 5 gold)

  • 200m medley: 1st (2010, 2014)
  • 400m medley: 1st (2010, 2014)
  • 4x100m freestyle relay: 1st (2014)

Ye hoping to find her form before Rio

Ye Shiwen sent shockwaves through the world of swimming at London 2012, as she stormed to gold in the 400m medley in world-record time - going quicker than men's champion Ryan Lochte over the final 50m. The performance sparked controversy, but the Chinese prodigy, then 16, repeatedly tested clean for banned substances.

However, Ye has struggled for form and fitness since her incredible medley double in London (200m and 400m), failing to win a medal at the 2013 world championships.

In spite of a hat-trick of golds at the 2014 Asian Games, she may miss the chance to defend her 400m medley title in Rio, having finished just 7th at Chinese Olympic qualifying in April 2016 (22 seconds off her world record time).

Results

Women's 400m Individual Medley

27Women's 400m Individual Medley4:45.86
27Women's 400m Individual Medley, Heats4:45.86
7Women's 400m Individual Medley, Heats, Heat 44:45.86

Women's 200m Individual Medley

8Women's 200m Individual Medley2:13.56
7Women's 200m Individual Medley, Heats2:10.56 Q
3Women's 200m Individual Medley, Heats, Heat 32:10.56
4Women's 200m Individual Medley, Semifinal2:09.33 Q
2Women's 200m Individual Medley, Semifinal, Semifinal 22:09.33
8Women's 200m Individual Medley, Final2:13.56

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2

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