Yu Zhou (CHN)

Yu Zhou (CHN)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
23 January 1989
173 cm
65 kg
Changde, CHN
Higher education
Physical Education - Hunan Normal University: Changsha, CHN


General Interest

Reading. (QQ profile, 24 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Seize your dream when you have one. Youth and time wait for no man." (sohu.com, 30 Sep 2014)
Other information
She thought she had won gold in the K1 200m at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, after crossing the line in first position. However, it was later announced that the race would be rerun because three athletes had not kept to their lanes. She then finished second, 0.035 seconds behind Japan's Shinobu Kitamoto. "I guess this is life. I have become more mature, which will enable me to have a better state of mind at future competitions." (163.com, 26 Jul 2012)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 in Liaoning, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A coach spotted her talent and encouraged her to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Hunan Province: China
Name of coach
Wang Boqing [national], CHN; Martin Marinov [national], AUS


Olympic GamesK1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro16 August 20162016Women41.92811Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 500mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Women1:54.9946Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Women42.27917Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mEngland, London9 August 20122012Women4Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Women43.71618Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Women1:51.4783Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women39.94011Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women1:53.4988Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Women2:52.5287Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women42.79215Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Women1:40.43513Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Women2:54.7857Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women41.9499Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:51.75810Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women1:34.2597Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Women2:55.7448Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 500mUzbekistan, Samarkand27 September 20132013Women1:52.2601Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 1000mUzbekistan, Samarkand26 September 20132013Women4:27.0941Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 200mIran, Tehran15 October 20112011Women41.061Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK1 500mIran, Tehran14 October 20112011Women1:53.501Best result
Asian ChampionshipsK4 500mIran, Tehran14 October 20112011Women1:40.361Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak5 June 20162016Women5Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Women2Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Women14Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak21 August 20112011Women24Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak22 August 20102010Women23Best result