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Guizhi Li

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2008 in Suqian, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed swimming the first time she tried it.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
Ying Bin [club], CHN
Training Regime
On average she covers 10 kilometres a day in the pool.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S11 50m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (csxww.com, 13 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Her adoptive father. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015; szdushi.com.cn, 15 Jun 2015)
Injuries
In June 2016 she required surgery after fracturing a toe on her right foot during training. (jszgzj.cn, 20 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the May 1st Labour Medal in recognition of her achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She also received the honour in 2011. (thepaper.cn, 21 Sep 2016; women.org.cn, 09 Oct 2012)
Famous relatives
Her brother Guiyong, who also has a vision impairment, has competed in Para swimming. (jschina.com.cn, 22 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (csxww.com, 11 Feb 2020; sqdpf.org.cn, 20 Mar 2020)
Impairment
She was born with a hereditary visual impairment. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-13 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-13 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2013-08-15 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2013-08-15 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-14 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2015-07-15 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2015-07-17 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 2015-07-18 10
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-10 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-10 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-12 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 2