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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Guizhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2005 in Guizhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed swimming as a child, and he wanted to win honours for his country.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
China
Location
India

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling, listening to music. (Weibo profile, 20 May 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Chinese Para swimmer Xu Qing. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Higher, faster, stronger." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Sportsmanship Award at the 2014 Guizhou Provincial Para Games in the People's Republic of China. (tongrenshi.com, 29 Aug 2014)
Impairment
He lost his right arm and functional mobility of his left arm after suffering an electric shock at age five. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015; shiqian.gov.cn, 20 Apr 2011; gog.cn, 06 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-13 11
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2015-07-16 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2015-07-18 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-19 9