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Liu Yang (athlete)

Liu Yang
Personal information
Full name Liu Yang
Nationality  China
Born (1986-10-27) 27 October 1986
Liaoning, China
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) High jump: 2.27 (2004)

Liu Yang (simplified Chinese: 刘洋; traditional Chinese: 劉 洋; pinyin: Liú yáng; born January 4, 1986 in Liaoning) is a Chinese high jumper.[1] Representing his nation China in the men's high jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Liu cleared a height at 2.27 m to establish his own personal best from the Chinese Olympic Trials in Shijiazhuang.[2]

Liu qualified for the Chinese squad as an 18-year-old lone athlete in the men's high jump at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Three months before the Games, Liu auspiciously passed the exact Olympic B-height and registered his own personal best of 2.27 m at the Olympic Trials in Shijiazhuang to assure a place on the Chinese track and field team.[2][3] Liu struggled to raise the bar at the start with two unbearable fouls until he successfully cleared by chance on his third attempt at 2.10 m. After failing to reach the height of 2.15 in a single rewarding attempt, Liu relegated instead to become the last high jumper to round off the overall standings against a field of the remaining thirty-six at the end of the qualifying round.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Liu Yang". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com.  
  2. ^ a b "Sun Yingjie and Liu Xiang win, while men's 400m hurdles record is set - Chinese Championships, Final Day".  
  3. ^ "Liu Xiang thunders to Area record equalling 13.06 - Chinese Olympic team announced".  
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's High Jump Qualification".  

External links

  • Liu Yang profile at IAAF
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