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Jialing Xu

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Ningbo, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 in Ningbo, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to start swimming because she enjoyed playing in the water as a child. They also hoped she might become a Para athlete.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Feng Jie, CHN, from 2014

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Origami, weaving bracelets, online shopping. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; sports.qq.com, 13 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S9 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Li Mengzhong. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the National May 1st Labour Medal from the All China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU]. (news.163.com, 21 Sep 2016)

In 2016 she was named a Model Worker of Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China. (zj.people.com.cn, 28 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (zjnews.zjol.com.cn, 17 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She lost her left arm at age five after she was involved in a car accident. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; zjdpf.org.cn, 08 Apr 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-09 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 3 2016-09-11 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-12 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2016-09-14 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2016-09-14 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2017-12-02 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2017-12-02 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2017-12-04 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-04 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 1