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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Guilin, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - Guangxi Normal University: Guilin, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011 after switching from wheelchair basketball.
Why this sport?
He has always enjoyed sport and had hoped to pursue a basketball career before the accident that led to his impairment. He wanted to get involved in Para athletics to improve his health.
Club / Team
Guangxi Region: China

International debut

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

General interest

Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's F57 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Apr 2021; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Wen Lan. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be healthy and be happy." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was awarded the National May 1st Labour Medal by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions in the People's Republic of China. (thepaper.cn, 21 Sep 2016)

He has received the National May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (gxdpf.org.cn, 01 Dec 2020)

In 2011 he was named a Model Worker of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China. (gxdpf.org.cn, 08 Jun 2012)
Other sports
From 2006 to 2010 he played wheelchair basketball for a team in Guilin, People's Republic of China. (gx.chinanews.com, 25 Aug 2012; gxnews.com.cn, 17 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gxdpf.org.cn, 27 Aug 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to the lower part of one of his legs is the result of a traffic accident in 2003. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; gx.xinhuanet.com, 20 Sep 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
In addition to his Para athletics commitments, he works as a deputy curator at Xiufeng Cultural Centre in Guilin, People's Republic of China. (yidianzixun.com, 10 Dec 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 12
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 3
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-30 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57 Final Round 2016-09-12 11
Men's Shot Put F57 Final Round 2016-09-17 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2017-07-14 2
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-22 3