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Jiangbo Xia

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, S5, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Family
Husband Hu Xiaogang, one son
Residence
Ankang, CHN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Coaching - Beijing Sport University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2004 in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was selected for the provincial team in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China, because of her physical abilities.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sx.sina.com.cn, 21 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, and her teammates. (sx.sina.com.cn, 23 Oct 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She has a goldfish tattoo on her hand, which she kisses for good luck. (sxty.gov.cn, 12 Oct 2012; 0915.tv, 12 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2012 she received the May 1st Labour Medal in People's Republic of China. (sina.com.cn, 30 Sep 2012)

In 2012 she was named Outstanding Athlete by the provincial government of Shaanxi, People's Republic of China, in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sxrd.gov.cn, 21 Sep 2012)

She has received the May 4th Youth Medal from the provincial government in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China. (dangjian.people.com.cn, 18 Oct 2012)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (sxdaily.com.cn, 21 Jun 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2016 she retired from competitive Para swimming. (akxw.cn, 15 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heats 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heats 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 9999
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-16 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2015-07-15 14
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 4
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11