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Furong Lin

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Foshan, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2005 at the Foshan Sports Institute in the People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Nanhai: Foshan, CHN
Name of coach
Li Mengzhong [national], CHN; Li Kehua [personal], from 2005, CHN

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
China
Location
United States

General interest

Nicknames
Little Eagle (news.163.com, 18 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para swimmer Xu Qing. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Higher, faster, stronger." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with a Merit Citation Class One and a May 1st Labour Medal by the Guangdong provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (szb.nanhaitoday.com, 29 Sep 2016)

He was named the 2014 Best Male Athlete by the Asian Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.org, 04 Dec 2014)

In 2013 he was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young People in the People's Republic of China. (gddpf.org.cn, 11 Oct 2013)
Impairment
All the fingers on his right hand were amputated after he was involved in an accident while playing with fireworks at age eight. (citygf.com, 08 Sep 2016; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2013-08-14 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-18 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-13 9
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2015-07-14 11
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2015-07-15 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2015-07-15 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2015-07-16 14
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2015-07-17 11
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-18 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 1