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Benying Liu

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014 in Dazhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to start swimming by the local federation for athletes with an impairment.
Club / Team
Sichuan Province: China

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Location
Croatia

General interest

Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the National May 1st Labour Medal from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU] in recognition of his performance the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.163.com, 21 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dzrbs.com, 22 Oct 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of an electric shock he received at age eight. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; sports.sina.com.cn, 19 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2017-12-04 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final 1 2017-12-06 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2017-12-07 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2017-12-07 2