Imagen
41555-Fengqi Liu photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began learning to swim in 1990.
Why this sport?
He taught himself how to swim in order to prove to his friends that he could do it. In July 1997 he decided to swim across the Yangtze River to celebrate Hong Kong, China becoming part of the mainland again, and some people who were watching suggested he should compete in Para swimming. He tried out for the provincial team the following year.

General interest

Impairment
At age eight he lost both arms and two of his toes after he received an electric shock from a high voltage cable. His left arm was amputated at the shoulder and his right arm was amputated at the elbow. (nvshen.net, 01 Jan 2015; suizhoushi.com, 18 Dec 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2008 he founded Flying Fish Swimming Club in Suizhou, People's Republic of China. This club is free to join for individuals with an impairment. (suizhoushi.com, 18 Dec 2014)

RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport in 2008. (suizhoushi.com, 18 Dec 2014)