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16884-Chao Zhang photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Tangshan, CHN
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2008 in Shijiazhuang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed swimming and found it helped his impairment.
Name of coach
Li Mengzhong [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
China
Location
United States

General interest

Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para swimmer Xu Qing. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named a Model of Self-Improvement by the local government of Tangshan, People's Republic of China. (wenming.cn, 25 Aug 2015)

He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (thxxw.com, 06 Sep 2015)
Impairment
His impairment affects his ability to walk and is the result of a medical accident. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015; heb.hebei.com.cn, 05 May 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2015-07-13 9
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2015-07-16 12