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WANG Yanzhang
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthShanghai, CHN
Height1.88 m
Weight 97 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His coach and family encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Wang Xingzhang [club, national], CHN, from 2006
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Throwing King (enorth.com.cn, 19 Sep 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal and breaking the world record in the F32/33/34 discus throw at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his coach. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the strongest me." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named one of the 10 Outstanding Young People of Shanghai in People's Republic of China. (gov.eastday.com, 2015)

In 2012 he received the May 4th Labour Medal in People's Republic of China. (12371.cn, 21 Aug 2013)

He was named as a Model Worker by the Shanghai government in People's Republic of China for his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (shanghai.gov.cn, 26 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Javelin Throw F33/34 38.23
8 2012 Shot Put F34 11.00
1 2012 Discus Throw F32/33/34 49.03
4 2016 Shot Put F34 10.86
2 2016 Javelin Throw F34 34.15
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 39.45
5 2013 Shot Put F34 12.00
2 2013 Discus Throw F32/33/34 46.79
1 2015 Javelin Throw F34 38.05
5 2015 Shot Put F34 10.24
1 2015 Discus Throw F34 41.93
5 2017 Shot Put F34 10.28
1 2017 Discus Throw F34 37.16
3 2017 Javelin Throw F34 33.32
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Javelin Throw F33/34 34.47
1 2014 Discus Throw F34 43.29
5 2014 Shot Put F34 9.03
3 2018 Javelin Throw F33/34 31.69