Li Zhuhao

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Li Zhuhao

Born on January 9, 1999, Li is a member of the Chinese National Swim team and the 2016 Olympic Team. Li is from Wenzhou, China.

National/International Competition

2014 Asian Games

Li won a silver medal in the 100M Butterfly and was part of the 4X100 Medley Relay which set a new Asian Games Record.

2015 World Championships

Li broke the Junior World Record in the semifinals of the 100M Fly, stroking to a 51.33.

A month later, swimming in a meet in Huangshan, Li broke the Junior World record in the 200M Fly with a time of 1:55.52.

2016 Rio Olympic Games

In his first Olympic Games at 17 years old, Li made the 100 meter butterfly final finishing 5th in 51.26. He was just 0.12 behind Michael Phelps, Laszlo Cseh and Chad Le Clos who tied for second place. In the 200 meter butterfly, Li finished 16th in the semi-final.

Li also made an appearance in the 4×100 meter medley relay swimming the butterfly leg, but he took over early and China was disqualified.

2017 World Championships

In the 100 meter butterfly final Li finished 6th in 50.96.

2018 Asian Games

Li repeated as the Asian Games silver medalist in the 100 fly (51.46) and added a bronze in the 200 fly (1:55.76). He also split 50.61 (fly) on China’s 4×100 medley relay that went onto win gold and set a new Asian record.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2018 Asian Games
Silver 100 Fly 2018 Asian Games
Bronze 200 Fly 2018 Asian Games
Bronze 400 Mixed Medley Relay 2017 World Championships
Gold 400 Medley Relay 2014 Asian Games
Silver 100 Fly 2014 Asian Games

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Fly 23.36 04/11/17 2017 Chinese Nationals
Qingdao, China
lcm 100 Fly 50.96 07/29/17 2017 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
lcm 200 Fly 1:55.09 04/13/17 2017 Chinese Nationals
Qingdao, China
Li Guangyuan (CHN) lowers his own Junior World Record in men's 200m backstroke final at 2015 FINA World Championships (courtesy of Tim Binning, Zhuhao Li at the FINA Short Course Worlds Windsor, Canada (photo: Mike Lewis) Zhuhao Li 2017 World Championships Budapest, Hungary (photo: Mike Lewis) (photo: Mike Lewis)

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