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Jian Wang

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Hefei, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up powerlifting in 1993.
Why this sport?
After watching the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona on television, he visited the national federation for athletes with an impairment and told them he wanted to begin competing. He also had a strong upper body and loved the sport.
Club / Team
Anhui Province [CHN] / Longteng Para Sport Club of Dongning [CHN]:
Name of coach
Na Xianfei, CHN

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
China
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Sport. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and claiming silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; huaibei.gov.cn, 24 Jan 2017; ahdpf.org.cn, 31 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese pistol shooter Xu Haifeng. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Injuries
He carried a left shoulder injury into the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (hbnews.net, 22 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was named a Model Worker of Anhui province in the People's Republic of China after competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (hbnews.net, 04 Jun 2013)

He has received the Anhui Province Labour Medal during his career. (hbnews.net, 04 Jun 2013)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a child. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 3
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -54 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 54.00kg Final 2017-12-07 4