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Full name  Shi Jinglin
Sport  Swimming
National team  China
Strokes  Breaststroke
Height  1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Name  Shi Jinglin
Weight  68 kg (150 lb)

Shi Jinglin
Born  3 January 1993 (age 22) (1993-01-03) Nanjing, China

Shi Jinglin


Shi Jinglin (Chinese: 史婧琳; pinyin: Shǐ Jìnglín; born 3 January 1993) is a Chinese competitive swimmer who specializes in the breaststroke events. She has produced a tally of five medals, two golds and three bronze, in major international competition, spanning the Olympic Games, Asian Games, and World Championships. At the 2014 Asian Games, Shi broke a meet record to claim the gold medal in the 100 m breaststroke.

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Career

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Shi made her first Chinese team at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, where she achieved two medals, a gold and a bronze, in swimming. She started off the meet by surpassing Japan's Kanako Watanabe in the first half of the race to smash the Asian Games record for a gold medal victory in the 100 m breaststroke with a time of 1:06.67, vaulting her up to eighth in the world rankings. The following day, in the 200 m breaststroke, Shi fell behind the Japanese duo Watanabe and Rie Kaneto in a sprint finish to claim the bronze at 2:23.58.

At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Shi added two more medals, a gold and a bronze, to her career tally. In her first event, 100 m breaststroke, Shi lowered her personal best to 1:06.55 for a fifth-place finish in the final, missing out the podium by 0.13 seconds. Three days later, Shi swam a matching time of 2:22.76 in a three-way tie with Spain's Jessica Vall Montero and Denmark's world-record holder Rikke Møller Pedersen for a bronze in the 200 m breaststroke final. On the final night of the meet, Shi and her teammates Fu Yuanhui, Lu Ying, and Shen Duo put up a fast finish in 3:54.41 to claim the gold in the 4 × 100 m medley relay, just over two seconds away of the current meet record set by her team in 2009.

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