|Nation:||People's Republic of China|
|Swimming style (s) :||Freestyle|
|Birthday:||March 19, 1975|
|Place of birth:||Shanghai|
Le Jingyi ( Chinese 樂 靖 宜 ; born March 19, 1975 in Shanghai ) is a former swimmer from China .
Le Jingyi, one of the most successful Chinese swimmers in the 1990s, celebrated her first international success at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona when she won the silver medal behind the USA in the 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay .
She first attracted international attention in 1993 at the Short Course World Championships in Palma , when she set new world records in the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle as well as the Chinese 4 × 100 meter , the 4 × 200 meter freestyle and the 4 × 100 meter relay Won gold medal.
She made the most controversial appearance of her career at the 1994 World Swimming Championships in Rome . There she was on the one hand the 50 meter and 100 meter freestyle as well as the Chinese 4 × 100 meter freestyle and the 4 × 100 meter relay in world record time, but on the other hand, due to her extremely muscular body, had to face the speculative allegations about the Use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs , especially anabolic steroids .
She celebrated her greatest success two years later at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta when she became Olympic champion in the 100 meter freestyle . In addition, she was able to win a silver medal in the 50 meter freestyle, 4 × 100 meter freestyle and 4 × 100 meter medley.
After the triumph in Atlanta, she could hardly convince anymore. Her greatest success is the world championship title with the Chinese 4 × 100 meter freestyle and 4 × 100 meter relay as well as two bronze medals over 50 meters and 100 meters freestyle at the 1997 World Short Course Championships in Gothenburg .
In 1996 she was named Pacific Swimmer of the Year .
- Le Jingyi in the database of Swimrankings.net (English)
- ↑ Tim Layden: Damning of Champions (English) , Sports Illustrated . Retrieved September 15, 2009.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||乐 靖 宜 (Chinese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Chinese swimmer and Olympic champion|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 19, 1975|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Shanghai|