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Jie
Chen
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
28 February 1995
Height
177 cm
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age six in Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
"[When I was a child], what I wanted to do most every day was to go swimming at the amateur sport school of Jiang'an District after school. Playing with water in the swimming pool made me happy."
Club / Team
Hubei Province: China
Name of coach
Lin Zhengqi [club], CHN; Zheng Shan [club, national], CHN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Zhao Jing. (sports.ifeng.com, 18 May 2014)
Injuries
She underwent an appendectomy prior to the 2017 World Championships. She was able to compete at the tournament in Budapest, Hungary, despite not fully recovering from the operation. (chinanews.com, 18 Jul 2018; sports.eastday.com, 30 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 20 Apr 2015; news.163.com, 20 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sohu.com, 27 Nov 2019)