Butterfly - Wu Peng

Wu's parents first sent him to the pool when he was four years old as an exercise for weight-loss. He first decided to dedicate himself to swimming while watching swimming in the 1996 Olympics; the best result for Chinese men's swimming was 4th place in 50m freestyle, while Chinese women's swimming got gold. Wu said to his father that he wanted to be the first Chinese man to stand on the podium for Olympic swimming.

He had excellent times at the National Games and Asian Games. In fact, he has brought hope to China's swim team since first joining it. He was one of the youngest swimmers on the team when he joined. At the 2004 Athens Olympics, when he was only 17, Wu Peng made the 200 m butterfly final and became the only Chinese swimmer to finish in the top eight at the games. At the 2008 Olympics, Wu finished 4th.

Athletic Accomplishments:
2004, 2008, 2012 Olympian
4th place at World Championships
200 Fly Chinese National Record Holder
Chinese National Team Member

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