Zu Lijun

Zu Lijun
Personal information
National team  China
Born (1989-11-26) November 26, 1989[1]
Zibo, Shandong
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zu.

Zu Lijun (born 26 November 1989) is a Chinese competitive swimmer who specialises in long-distance open water events.


In June 2016, Zu won the Olympic qualifier race in Setúbal, Portugal, which qualified him for the Olympic marathon.[2]

Zu finished in 4th place in the 10 km open water marathon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, 2.2 seconds behind gold medalist Ferry Weertman. He recorded the same time as bronze medalist Marc-Antoine Olivier of France.[3]


  1. "Lijun Zu". Rio 2016 Organization. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  2. Hecht, Hannah (June 12, 2016). "Lijun Zu Wins Men's 10K Olympic Qualifier, 14 Others Punch Rio Ticket". 'Swimswam. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  3. "British marathon swimmer Jack Burnell angered by 'ridiculous' disqualification". The Guardian. August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
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