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Haijiao Xu

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Xiaoshan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was noticed by coaches from the local association for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two silver medals at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Help each other." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to compete at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (xsrb.xsnet.cn, 21 Jan 2020; xsnet.cn, 24 Mar 2020)
Impairment
At age six he lost his left arm in a car accident. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; mt.sohu.com, 09 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2016-09-14 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2017-12-04 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-04 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2017-12-05 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2017-12-06 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2017-12-06 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2017-12-07 1
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2017-12-07 2