LI Ling

6 Jul 1989

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Pole Vault 1 Gold Medal


Record Event Mark Date Location
AR Women's Pole Vault 4.72 m 18 May, 2019 Shanghai (CHN)
GR Women's Pole Vault Final 4.63 m 2 October, 2023 Hangzhou (CHN)


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Games
1Women's Pole Vault2018Indonesia4.60
1Women's Pole Vault2014Incheon, KOR4.35
2Women's Pole Vault2010Guangzhou, CHN4.30
Olympic Games
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2020Tokyo, JPNNM
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA4.55
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2012London, GBR4.25
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2008Beijing, CHN4.15
World Championships
6Women's Pole Vault2022Eugene, OR, USA4.60
9Women's Pole Vault2015Beijing, CHN4.60
11Women's Pole Vault2013Moscow, RUS4.45
13Women's Pole Vault2019Doha, QAT4.50
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2023Budapest, HUN4.60
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2011Daegu, KOR4.25
QualificationWomen's Pole Vault2009Berlin, GER4.40
Diamond League
2Women's Pole Vault2019Shanghai, CHN4.72
4Women's Pole Vault2016Doha, QAT4.63
4Women's Pole Vault2015Shanghai, CHN4.48
6Women's Pole Vault2016Monaco, MON4.40
6Women's Pole Vault2016Rome, ITA4.45
9Women's Pole Vault2019Rome, ITA4.56
10Women's Pole Vault2019Brussels, BEL4.63
DNSWomen's Pole Vault2017Doha, QATDNS
World Challenge
1Women's Pole Vault2016Hengelo, NED4.50
4Women's Pole Vault2018Osaka, JPN4.41
Asian Championships
1Women's Pole Vault2023Bangkok, THA4.66
1Women's Pole Vault2019Doha, QAT4.61
1Women's Pole Vault2015Wuhan, CHN4.66
1Women's Pole Vault2013Pune, IND4.54
2Women's Pole Vault2017Bhubaneswar, IND4.20
2Women's Pole Vault2011Kobe, JPN4.30
East Asian Games
2Women's Pole Vault2009Hong Kong, CHN4.05
Athlete, Teacher
Beijing Sport University, People's Republic of China
Husband Yang Yansheng
Zhejiang Province [People's Republic of China]
Zhou Tiemin [national], CHN
Her husband Yang Yansheng has also represented the People's Republic of China in pole vault. He competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and also won a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Mar 2023; 163, 15 Nov 2022; weibo, 09 Nov 2022)
She sustained an injury to her pelvis in late 2021. (163, 24 Jul 2022)

She withdrew from the 2017 Diamond League event in Doha, Qatar, due to a leg injury. (sports, 06 May 2017)

She suffered an Achilles tendon injury after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (hzdaily, 25 Nov 2010)
She began training in pole vault at age 12. (IAAF, 17 Mar 2015)
Her father played basketball and her mother played volleyball. "Basketball or volleyball is not my thing. I just like the feeling of jumping high, and pole vault is the sport that interests me most. It took me nearly four years before I could actually clear a bar. I think being a slow starter is not a bad thing since it gave me more time to polish the essential techniques." (IAAF, 17 Mar 2015)
To compete at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (163, 24 Jul 2022; tyj, 23 Sep 2021)
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang, Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva. (sports, 30 Oct 2015; sports, 28 Aug 2015)
"It is not simply running or jumping. It is a very sophisticated and interesting event. I never feel bored in the pole vault. When you take off you can feel the elasticity of the pole that ejects you. When you cross the bar, falling down while seeing it stay up there, that feeling is so amazing." (IAAF, 17 Mar 2015)
In 2012 she received the Determined Spirit Award in the People's Republic of China. (sports, 07 Dec 2012)
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Asian Record
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