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Wenyan
Sun
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 December 1989
Height
170 cm
Residence
Changsha, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Administration Studies - Central South University: Changsha, CHN

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 1999 in Hunan Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
At age six her older brother took her swimming at a local pool. She struggled in the water and had to be saved by the lifeguard. After this experience her parents sent her to swimming school, and she then became interested in artistic swimming.

International Debut

Year
2007
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Melbourne, VIC, AUS

General Interest

Nicknames
Barbie Doll (hn.xinhuanet.com, 27 Mar 2015)
Hobbies
Collecting dolls. (hn.xinhuanet.com, 27 Mar 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and two silver medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.qq.com, 26 Jul 2015; 2016.sina.com.cn, 20 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (sports.163.com, 29 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named an Outstanding Athlete of the Year by the State General Administration of Sports in the People's Republic of China. (reshi100.com, 17 Feb 2018)

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