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Hongxia Tang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Dongtai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - Yancheng Teachers University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training seriously for Para athletics in 2006 in Yancheng, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was selected to train with the Jiangsu Province team in the People's Republic of China after competing at a provincial sports event.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: Nanjing, CHN
Name of coach
Xu Chongyao, CHN

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to audio books. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's F12-13 shot put at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You will win after working hard." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received a Merit Citation Class One from the government of Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. (wm.jschina.com.cn, 07 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dtcl.gov.cn, 16 Jan 2020)
Impairment
In 2003 she was diagnosed with a detached retina. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; js.ifeng.com, 23 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12/13 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F12/13 Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-24 2
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-14 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 9