Last Updated on March 4, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Xie Zhenye as China’s Second Fastest ever 100m men after Su Bingtian.
Is the current Asian Record Holder over 200m.
Zhenye opened 2020 with 10.31 (-.2) on 15 September 2020 and 10.13 (+2.9) on 23 August, running both these times in China.
He also clocked 20.72 (-0.4) on September 17. September was the National Championships, where he took both the 100 and 200 National titles.
Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1993
- 60m: 6.55 2017
- 100m: 9.97 (+0.1) 2018
- 100m: 9.91 (+4.1) 2017
- 200m: 19.88 (0.9) 2019 Asian Record/National Record
- Asian Record Holder 200m
- Silver 4×100 World Championships 2015
- Asian Champion 200m 2013 and 2019
- Asian Games Gold 4×100 2014
- Asian U20 Champion 200m 2015 (21.15)
- Youth Olympic Games Gold 200m 2010 (21.22)
XIE Zhenye: ‘I’ll give everything in Tokyo to show the best of myself.’
XIE Zhenye: ‘I’ll give everything in Tokyo to show the best of myself Chinese sprinter XIE Zhenye recently shared his approach to Olympic preparation with fans through Airbnb’s online experiences.
In this exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020, he talks about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on his training, thoughts on the 100m and 200m, and his goals for next year’s Olympics.
2019 was a year of surprises in Chinese athletics – and more specifically in sprinting.
The person behind those surprises was Xie Zhenye, the current Asian no.1 in the men’s 100m and 200m.
According to the latest World Athletics Ranking, Xie now finds himself in the top 10 in both the 100m and 200m, standing at no.8 in the 100m and no.6 in the 200m.
He is the only Asian sprinter to have secured top 10 positions in both events.
Xie, who turned 27 on 17 August, began sprint training in earnest in 2007
making his name by winning the 200m in the first-ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.
With more experience and improved techniques, tactics, and mentality, Xie has continued to deliver excellent results on both a national and international level.
In June 2018, he won the Meeting de Montreuil 100m title in a time of 9.97, becoming only the second Chinese athlete after SU Bingtian to break the 10-second mark.
At the 2019 Diamond League meeting in London. Xie broke the Asian 200m record in 19.88 en route to winning the title. And at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Xie became the first Chinese sprinter ever to reach the final.
In addition to all of these personal records, Xie was also part of the Chinese relay team that won silver in the 2015 Beijing World Championships and came fourth at Rio 2016 – the best Olympic result for a Chinese 4x100m team.
Xie Zhenye leads 2018 Asian Games Men’s 200m
As mentioned in the previous article Xie Zhenye of China while playing bridesmaid to Su in the 100. Is in command in the Men’s 200m with a 20.16 clocking this year.
The 25-year-old has improved his PB in the last 2 seasons.
Xie Zhenye best is just outside the Asian Games Record of Femi Seun Ogunode of Qatar set in the 2014 Games at 20.14.
Yuki Koike of Japan will just be running the 200, and perhaps relay is about a stride behind with 20.29.
While Yang Chun-Han of Taipei, the Asian 200m Champion last year in India, has improved his PB the last 3 years from 20.73 to 20.33.
Shota Iizuka of Japan, the 2010 World Junior Champion in this event, also in the field. Ge Bie was 4th at the Asian Champs.
Park Tae Geon of Korea transitioned from 400 down to 200 and took silver in the 2017 Asian Champs in 200.
India’s duo of Arokia Rajiv and Muhammed Anas Yahiya has improved rapidly, with India setting up a training camp in Poland leading up to Asian Games.
Due to injury, Sri Lanka Vinoj Suranjaya De Silva Muthumuni will be the only man in the Top 15 not joining.
Hassan Taftian of Iran and Abdullah Abkar Mohammed are expected to fare better in the 100 meters as they are not really 200m specialists.
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