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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB6, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Chaoyang, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 at the sport training centre for people with impairments in Shenyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She wanted to try something new and get to know more people with impairments, and she was encouraged to take up the sport by the local federation for people with impairments.
Club / Team
Liaoning Province : Chaoyang, CHN
Name of coach
Li Jianhui [club, national], CHN

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China

General interest

Nicknames
Armless Mermaid (inf.news, 19 Aug 2021; paralympic.org, 16 Oct 2014)
Hobbies
Using the internet, reading, taking photographs of herself, cross-stitching, fashion, playing the piano. (inf.news, 19 Aug 2021; Weibo profile, 18 Nov 2019; bjrb.bjd.com.cn, 10 Oct 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S6 100m backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 Aug 2021; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para swimming coach Li Jianhui, Chinese singer Wayne Huang. (Weibo profile, 12 Sep 2018; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Higher, faster and stronger." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
During her career she has received the May 1st Labour Medal, the May 4th Youth Medal and been named a March 8th Red Banner Pacesetter in the People's Republic of China. (lncy.wenming.cn, 14 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (inf.news, 19 Aug 2021; chinanews.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She lost both her arms after being hit by a car at age six. (lncy.wenming.cn, 14 Jun 2017; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied physical education at Beijing Sport University in the People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 3 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2012-08-30 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2013-08-17 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2015-07-15 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 17
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2015-07-18 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2016-09-08 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2016-09-12 3