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Cuijuan Xiao

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One son [2018]
Residence
Fuzhou, CHN
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2000 in Fuzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by coach Tang Chunrong, who was looking for potential athletes. "At the beginning, I didn't know what Para powerlifting was about. Then I went to the training facility with the coach, I thought I may be able to find the meaning of life through this sport."
Club / Team
Jiangxi Province: China

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 44kg category at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tang Chunrong. (zgfznews.com, 15 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Injuries
She strained a muscle in her left hand ahead of the 2016 Paralympic Games. (zgfznews.com, 15 Nov 2016)

She had an injury two months prior to the 2008 Paralympic Games. (sports.sohu.com, 12 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You can do anything as long as you have confidence and perseverance." (sina.com.cn, 12 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
In recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she was named an Advanced Individual by the provincial government of Jiangxi in the People's Republic of China. (mt.sohu.com, 09 Nov 2016)

In 2015 she was presented with a First Class Merit by the provincial government of Jiangxi in the People's Republic of China. (news.eastday.com, 18 Feb 2016)

In 2008 she was named a March 8th Flag Bearer by the All-China Women's Federation. (paper.ce.cn, 20 Sep 2008)

In 2008 she received the May 4th Youth Medal from the All-China Youth Federation. (scgqt.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)

In 2008 she received the May 1st Labour Medal from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. (news.sina.com.cn, 27 Sep 2008)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kknews.cc, 20 May 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age one. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019; jx.chinanews.com, 12 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 3
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -44 kg Final Round 1
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 48.00kg Final 2010-07-26 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -52 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -55 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 3