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Huang Shih-feng

Huang Shih-feng
Personal information
Native name黃士峰
Born (1992-03-02) 2 March 1992 (age 32)[1]
EducationUniversity of Taipei[1]
Sport
CountryTaiwan
SportAthletics
Medal record
Asian Athletics Championships
Gold medal – first place 2015 Wuhan Javelin
Summer Universiade
Silver medal – second place 2015 Gwangju Javelin
Bronze medal – third place 2017 Taipei Javelin
Updated on 27 December 2016

Huang Shih-Feng (Chinese: 黃士峰; pinyin: Huáng Shìfēng; born 2 March 1992) is a Taiwanese track and field athlete who competes in the javelin throw. He is the Taiwanese record holder for the event with a personal best of 83.82 m (275 ft 0 in).

He won the gold medal at the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships and represented his country at the 2014 Asian Games. Huang was World Youth Champion in 2009.

Career

Huang initially played association football as a child, but after the school team was disbanded he took up athletics around the age of 14. He continued with both sports and study, beginning a degree at Fu Jen Catholic University.[2] He had his first international success in the youth category of the sport: entering the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics as a rank outsider, he surprised by topping the qualification with a throw of 74.75 m (245 ft 2+34 in) – a two-metre improvement on his lifetime best at that point.[3] He reached the 74-metre mark in the final and declared himself shocked to have claimed the gold medal over Killian Durechou of France.[4] He stepped up to the junior category the following year and managed a bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Junior Athletics Championships, behind his compatriot Cheng Chao-Tsun.[5] He was unable to repeat global success at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, finishing the qualification round without a single valid mark.[6]

Huang had a consistent level of improvement in his first three years throwing the senior weight javelin: in 2010 he threw 72.74 m (238 ft 7+34 in), then had a best of 73.63 m (241 ft 6+34 in) in 2011, and 76.54 m (251 ft 1+14 in) in 2012.[6] He represented his nation at the 2013 Summer Universiade, placing 13th in the final.[7] He threw beyond eighty metres for the first time at the 2013 East Asian Games and was rewarded with a Taiwanese national record of 82.11 m (269 ft 4+12 in) and a silver medal (losing only to China's Zhao Qinggang, some seven years his senior).[8] He ranked third among Asian throwers that year, behind Zhao and Ivan Zaytsev.[9]

He began 2014 with a win at the Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo, but his mark of 81.53 m (267 ft 5+34 in) proved to be his season's best.[10] He threw nearly seven metres less at the 2014 Asian Games and finished down in ninth as a result.[11] He was strong in the early season again in 2015, setting a mark of 81.48 m (267 ft 3+34 in) in March in Taipei City.[6] A throw of 79.74 m (261 ft 7+14 in) proved sufficient to hold off both Uzbek Bobur Shokirjonov and Japan's Yukifumi Murakami at the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships, earning Huang his first major senior title.[12] He was the first Taiwanese to win an Asian title in the javelin throw at either the Asian Athletics Championships or the Asian Games.[13][14]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2009 World Youth Championships Brixen, Italy 1st 74.00
2010 Asian Junior Championships Hanoi, Vietnam 3rd 72.43
World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada NM
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 13th 72.84
East Asian Games Tianjin, China 2nd 82.11 NR
2014 Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 9th 74.65
2015 Asian Championships Wuhan, China 1st 79.74
Universiade Gwangju, South Korea 2nd 81.27
World Championships Beijing, China 27th (q) 75.72
2017 Asian Championships Bhubaneswar, India 4th 81.27
Universiade Taipei, Taiwan 3rd 86.64
2018 Asian Games Jakarta, Indonesia 9th 73.86
2019 Asian Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 81.46
2021 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 25th (q) 77.16
2023 Asian Games Hangzhou, China NM

Seasonal progression

  • 2010: 72.74 m (238 ft 7+34 in)
  • 2011: 73.63 m (241 ft 6+34 in)
  • 2012: 76.54 m (251 ft 1+14 in)
  • 2013: 82.11 m (269 ft 4+12 in)
  • 2014: 81.53 m (267 ft 5+34 in)
  • 2015: 81.48 m (267 ft 3+34 in)
  • 2016: 83.82 m (275 ft 0 in)
  • 2017: 86.64 m (284 ft 3 in)
  • 2018: 79.93 m (262 ft 2+34 in)

References

  1. ^ a b "HUANG Shih-Feng". gwangju2015.kr. 2015 Summer Unversiade. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  2. ^ HUANG Shih Feng. Incheon2014. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  3. ^ Arcoleo, Laura (2009-07-11). Race walking gold stays in Russia - Day Four - Morning report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  4. ^ Martin, David (2009-07-12). Williams and James achieve unprecedented doubles as Kenya steals the show in middle distance - Day Five - Evening report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  5. ^ Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2010. Athletics Asia. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  6. ^ a b c Shih-Feng Huang. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  7. ^ 2013 Summer Universiade Men's Javelin Throw Final[permanent dead link]. Kazan2013. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  8. ^ Mulkeen, Jon (2013-10-10). Chinese athletes dominate on home soil at East Asian Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  9. ^ Javelin Throw - men - senior - outdoor - 2013. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  10. ^ Bondarenko opens season with 2.40m in Tokyo. IAAF (2014-05-11). Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  11. ^ Men's Javelin Throw Final Archived 2014-10-04 at the Wayback Machine. Incheon2014. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  12. ^ Pole vaulter Li Ling sets continental record at Asian Championships. IAAF (2015-06-06). Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  13. ^ Asian Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
  14. ^ Asian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-06-06.
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