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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at a young age, and started training seriously as a Para swimmer in 2014.
Why this sport?
One of his doctors encouraged him to take up the sport as physical therapy.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China

General interest

Other sports
He was an able-bodied swimmer before his accident and won several national championship titles. (news.hexun.com, 24 May 2019; mt.sohu.com, 27 Dec 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a serious car accident at age 16, which resulted in spinal cord injuries. He fractured his fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae which caused damage to his central nervous system. He returned to swimming two months after the accident. (sohu.com, 17 Aug 2019; mt.sohu.com, 27 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 1