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Chih-Chung Chiang

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Taipei, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Hokkien, Mandarin
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Chinese Culture University: Taipei, TPE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He became involved in athletics in high school.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport after meeting coach Cheng Shou-Chi at a national athletics event. Chiang also saw it as a way to improve his financial situation.
Club / Team
Taipei: Chinese Taipei

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F13 javelin throw at the Paralympic Games in 2000 and 2004. (ctsod.twmail.org, 11 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2004 he received the Order of Brilliant Star with Cravat in Chinese Taipei in recognition of his Paralympic performances. (ovguide.com, 2008)

In 2001 he was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young People in Chinese Taipei. (persons.org.tw, 29 Dec 2012)
Impairment
As a child he worked part-time on a construction site with his mother. While working there he got cement residue in his eye, which resulted in inflammation. He did not got to the doctor until the problem worsened, originally choosing to treat it with eyedrops. By the time he went to high school he had lost almost all of his vision. (taiwantoday.tw, 06 Jan 2008)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He pursued his postgraduate studies in coaching at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. (epochtimes.com, 24 Sep 2004)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final 2011-01-29 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-05 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-20 8
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2013-07-24 7
Men's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-26 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F13 Final 1 2017-07-19 8
Men's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 9