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6154-Hong Mei Cai photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10

Further personal information

Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Government Official
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2004 in Yunnan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was identified as having potential by the association for athletes with an impairment in Chuxiong, People's Republic of China.

General interest

Nicknames
Golden Phoenix (lzbs.com.cn, 28 Mar 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received the provincial May 4th Youth Medal from Yunnan provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (chuxiong.yunnan.cn, 30 Sep 2014)

She was chosen to carry the Olympic torch through Beijing in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympic Games. (yn.gov.cn, 14 Oct 2009)
Impairment
She was born with congenital talipes equinovarus, commonly known as club foot. (mofcom.gov.cn, 01 Sep 2008)