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LI Yansong
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthBeijing, CHN
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
One daughter
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Studies - Beijing Sports Institute: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to participate in Para athletics in 2000.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed sports from a young age.
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lille, FRA
General Interest
Hobbies
Football. (gscn.com.cn, 03 Nov 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (gscn.com.cn, 03 Nov 2015)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter Michael Johnson. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He injured his hamstring during the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, but he was able to compete through the injury. (cjr.org.cn, 18 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success may not come yet and may not come easy, but there is always somebody who knows how hard you work and play for your country." (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (cpc2008.org.cn, 15 Nov 2014)

In 2011 he was named an Advanced Individual by the General Administration of Sport of China. (cdpsn.org.cn, 08 Oct 2011)

He has received the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (ccyl.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He began to lose his sight at age 18. (people.com.cn, 01 Aug 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 100m T12 11.27 
4 2004 200m T12 22.53 
2 2004 400m T12 49.20 
1 2004 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 43.16 
4 2008 400m T12  DSQ
2 2008 200m T12 22.21
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.75
3 2012 100m T12 10.91
2 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.68
3 2012 200m T12 22.04
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2002 200m T12 23.53
3 2002 400m T12 49.71
4 2002 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 46.43
2 2002 4 x 400m Relay T11-13 3:33.46
1 2006 200m T12 22.43
1 2006 400m T12 50.05
  2006 4 x 100m Relay T11-13  DNF
8 2011 400m T12 54.73
6 2011 100m T12 11.54
5 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 48.38