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Haitao Du

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in the People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was chosen by the team leader of the local association for athletes with an impairment.
Club / Team
Heilongjiang Province: China
Name of coach
Zhu Dewen [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Canada

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the sprint freestyle - standing at the 2016 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 21 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Keep moving, don't stop until the end." (Athlete, 09 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.qq.com, 24 Feb 2017)
Impairment
His arms were amputated at age four after he touched a high voltage electric wire. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018; kldby.com, 15 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 25
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 19
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 7
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 19
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 21
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 22
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 9999
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 17
4x2.5 km Open Relay Final Round 2014-03-15 7
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 35
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 21
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 22
Open Relay Final 2015-02-01 7
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 4
Mixed Relay Final 2017-02-15 6
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 9999
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 13
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 13
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 12
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 17
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 9