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HUANG Wenpan
Sport Para swimming
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthMeishan, CHN
Height1.61 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010.
Why this sport?
He loved sport because taking part gave him more self-confidence.
General Interest
Nicknames
Flying Fish in Water (sc.xinhuanet.com, 19 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five gold medals and breaking five world records at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the National May 1st Labour Medal from the All China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU] following his performances at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.163.com, 21 Sep 2016)
Other information
DECEASED
He passed away after he was involved in a car crash in March 2018. (swimswam.com, 16 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 50m Backstroke S3 46.11 
1 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:18.03
1 2016 50m Freestyle S3 39.24 
1 2016 200m Freestyle S3 3:09.04 WR
1 2016 50m Breaststroke SB2 50.65
1 2016 150m Individual Medley SM3 2:40.19 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2017 50m Backstroke S3 48.88
1 2017 200m Freestyle S3 3:17.77
1 2017 50m Breaststroke SB2 52.81
1 2017 50m Freestyle S3 38.81
1 2017 150m Individual Medley SM3 2:51.50
1 2017 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:18.86