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Dong Xia

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Family
Wife Zhang Xiangcui, one daughter
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2000 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Tianjin Municipality: China
Name of coach
Wang Jianlong [club], CHN

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F37/38 javelin throw and F37/38 shot put at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Wang Jianlong. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He competed with a finger injury at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sohu.com, 14 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only when one improves himself continuously can he become stronger." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 20 Sep 2008; ccyl.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)

During his career he has received the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 20 Sep 2008; ccyl.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)
Famous relatives
His wife Zhang Xiangcui represented Tianjin in athletics at the 2015 National Para Games in the People's Republic of China. (zwuxiaolong.cn, 14 Jul 2018; news.eastday.com, 17 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 5
Men's Javelin F37 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 1
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 3
Men's Javelin F37/38 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-07 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F37/38 Final 1 2013-07-21 2
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 3
Men's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Men's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2015-10-30 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus F37 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-14 2