Tseng Cheng-hua

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Tseng Cheng-hua
Personal information
Full nameTseng Cheng-hua
National teamFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei
Born (1980-09-25) 25 September 1980 (age 41)
Taipei, Taiwan
Height1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Butterfly

Tseng Cheng-hua (Chinese :曾 正華; pinyin :Céng Zhènghuá; born September 25, 1980) is a Taiwanese former swimmer, who specialized in butterfly events. [1] He is a single-time Olympian (2000), and a top 8 finalist in both 100 and 200 m butterfly at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. [2] [3]

Tseng competed only in two individual events at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He achieved FINA B-standards of 56.13 (100 m butterfly) and 2:04.83 (200 m butterfly) from the National University Games in Taipei. [4] [5] In his first event, 200 m butterfly, Tseng placed thirty-fifth on the morning prelims. He established a Taiwanese record of 2:03.62 to lead against five other swimmers in heat one. [6] [7] Three days later, in the 100 m butterfly, Tseng challenged seven other swimmers in heat three, including Kyrgyzstan's Konstantin Ushkov, silver medalist for Russia in Atlanta four years earlier, and Uzbekistan's top favorite Ravil Nachaev. He posted a time of 56.39 to earn a third seed and fifty-second overall, finishing behind winner Nachaev by more than a second. [8]

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