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JIA Hongguang
Sport Para swimming
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthShandong, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB7, SM6
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Liu Hongfen and one son
Residence
Liaocheng, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming lessons at age nine in Liaocheng, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He wanted to join his friends who would regularly go swimming in a local river.
Club / Team
Shandong Province : China
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
China
Location
Hangzhou, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sx.lcxw.cn, 14 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible for a willing mind." (lcxw.cn, 02 Sep 2012)
Impairment
His left arm and half of his right arm were amputated at age six after he accidentally touched an electrical wire. (qnzz.youth.cn, 29 Sep 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 100m Backstroke S6 1:14.64
2 2016 100m Backstroke S6 1:13.42
3 2016 50m Freestyle S6 29.87 
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM6 2:39.47 
4 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:06.28 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2013 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:25.60
2 2013 100m Backstroke S6 1:14.26