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Jiachao Wang

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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Yunnan, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Studies - Yunnan Normal University: Kunming, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began para-swimming in 2001 in Kunming, China.
Why this sport?
He was identified as having potential by the local association for athletes with an impairment.
Club / Team
Kunming Plateau Triathlon Team : China
Training Regime
He swims on average 10km per day.

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's 4x100m relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (times.clzg.cn, 08 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Li Chun. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Chinese basketball player Yao Ming, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He required surgery on a leg injury in 2006. (zqb.cyol.com, 24 Feb 2014)

He has suffered from a shoulder periarthritis, which made him consider retiring from the sport. (zqb.cyol.com, 24 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours
He was chosen to carry the torch through Yunnan in the run-up to the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China. (ynnu.edu.cn, 12 Sep 2012)

He was given a Contribution Award at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing and at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China. (wtj.hh.gov.cn, 05 Oct 2012)

During his career he has been given the May 4th Youth Medal by the Yunnan provincial government in China. (wtj.hh.gov.cn, 05 Oct 2012)
Impairment
His left arm was amputated at age five after he touched an electric wire. (hh.cn, 08 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 3 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2012-08-30 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-08-31 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2012-09-05 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2013-08-13 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2013-08-16 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2013-08-16 4