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ZHOU Guohua
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age28
Place of BirthUlanqab, CHN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Jia Dengpu
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dongguan, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2011 in Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed running from a young age.
Club / Team
Guangdong Province: China
Name of coach
Hu Zhengguan [club, national], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Hu Zhengguan. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Opportunities come to those who are prepared." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Guangdong in the People's Republic of China. (dg.wenming.cn, 29 Sep 2016)

She was named a March 8th Red Banner Holder by the All-China Women's Federation in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (dg.wenming.cn, 29 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a vision impairment. (gz.ifeng.com, 11 Sep 2016)
Other information
MULTI-LINGUAL
She likes to study English and often acts as interpreter for her teammates when competing abroad. (epaper.timedg.com, 07 Jul 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 100m T12 12.05
2 2012 200m T12 24.66
2 2016 100m T11 11.98
3 2016 200m T11 24.99
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 47.18
Round 1 2016 400m T11 58.87
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 200m T12  DSQ
1 2013 100m T12 12.19
4 2015 200m T12 25.12
4 2015 100m T12 12.15
1 2015 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 48.58
1 2017 200m T11 25.27
1 2017 100m T11 12.16
5 2017 Javelin Throw F11 13.34
Asian Para Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2014 200m T12  DSQ
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 49.74
1 2014 100m T12 12.56
2 2014 400m T11/12 58.45
2 2018 200m T11 25.52
2 2018 100m T11 12.10
2 2018 400m T11 1:01.80
1 2018 Universal Relay 47.89