Residence Yantai, CHN
License number 17061992004
|Legnano (ITALY), 2015-10-23||La Havane (CUBA), 2018-01-19|
|Barcelone (SPAIN), 2017-01-20||Tallin (ESTONIA), 2018-11-09|
|Suzhou (CHINA), 2017-11-10||Tallin (ESTONIA), 2019-11-01|
|Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2018-05-04||Barcelone (SPAIN), 2023-02-10|
|Hong Kong (HONG KONG, CHINA), 2017-06-17|
|Cali (COLOMBIA), 2019-05-03||Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2015-05-23|
|Tokyo (JAPAN), 2021-07-24||Rio de Janeiro (BRAZIL), 2016-08-06|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2006 in Yantai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport? She was encouraged to take up the sport by coach Xu Zhaowei. She also wanted to improve her health.
Club / Team Shandong Province: China
Name of coach Zhu Xiaolin [club]
Nicknames Fencing Goddess (k.sina.com.cn, 20 Oct 2019)
Hobbies Listening to music, sport, playing video games, fashion. (Weibo profile, 26 Jan 2018; Tongshi Baijiahao, 10 Mar 2022; Forbes China, 17 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao. (sport.gov.cn, 18 Aug 2016)
Injuries She withdrew from the team competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to a muscle strain in her left leg. (Renmin News, 27 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Soar like a phoenix rising from the ashes." (sohu.com, 09 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours She participated in the torch relay of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Weibo profile, 02 Feb 2022)
In 2014 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 03 Jan 2014)
Milestones She became the first female Chinese fencer to win a gold medal in the individual epee at the Olympic Games when she accomplished the feat at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Tongshi Baijiahao, 10 Mar 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 16 Mar 2022)
Famous relatives Her younger brother Sun Jiayu has competed in fencing in the People's Republic of China. (qx.shm.com.cn, 03 Aug 2016)
Ambitions To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (m.thepaper.cn, 19 Nov 2021)
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