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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2007 in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She took up swimming to improve her health.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
China
Location
Netherlands

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sohu.com, 25 Apr 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Higher, faster and stronger." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was named among the Top Ten Young People of Jiaxing, People's Republic of China. (aiweibang.com, 31 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (news.gmw.cn, 27 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy which affects her feet. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015; cjr.org.cn, 19 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2015-07-18 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-08 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 2016-09-10 2