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Jianwen Hu - Rio 2016

Jianwen Hu

Athletics
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Hu first made a name for himself at the 2015 World Championships dominating the T38 class in the absence of Australia Evan O’Hanlon, winning three gold medals.

In Doha, Qatar, Hu won the 100m (11.08), 200m (22.22) and long jump (7.13m).

At Rio 2016 he came head-to-head with defending champion O’Hanlon in the 100m. Hu smashed the Asian record in the heats, clocking 10.93, to send out a warning shot ahead of the final.

The final saw one of the biggest surprises of Rio 2016 as Hu not only beat O’Hanlon to gold but took the Australian’s world record with a sensational time of 10.74.

Two days later he broke the Paralympic record to double his gold medal tally with victory in the long jump (6.64m).

His final event of Rio 2016 was the 400m. Although he could not make it a hat-trick of gold medals, he did smash the Asian record (50.27) on his way to silver behind South Africa’s Dyan Nellie Buis.

Hu took up Para athletics in 2013.

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T38

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - South China Normal University : Guangzhou, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was interested in the sport and it helped him overcome his impairment.
Club / Team
Guangdong Province: China
Name of coach
Wei Gui'an [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
China

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was presented with the National Labour Medal by the All China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU]. (thepaper.cn, 21 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2015-10-22 2
Men's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2015-10-30 2
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2015-10-31 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 1 2016-09-12 1
Men's 100 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-13 1
Men's Long Jump T38 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
Men's 400 m T38 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3
Men's 400 m T38 Final Round 2016-09-17 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T38 Final 1 2017-07-15 1
Men's 200 m T38 Heat 1 2017-07-17 5
Men's 200 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2017-07-21 1
Men's 100 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-21 2
Men's 400 m T38 Final 1 2017-07-22 9999