Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2005 in Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to pursue swimming by the local federation for athletes with an impairment.
Club / Team
Shaanxi Province: China
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SM4 150m individual medley at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zhang Honghu. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Surpass myself." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named a March 8th Red Flag Bearer by the All-China Women's Federation in recognition of her achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (chinanews.com, 21 Sep 2016)
She was born with cerebral palsy, which led to the impairment to her legs. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; aknews.gov.cn, 13 Sep 2016)
|Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4||Heat 1||2016-09-12||1|
|Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4||Final Round||2016-09-12||1|
|Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Heat 2||2016-09-14||1|
|Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Final Round||2016-09-14||1|
|Women's 50 m Backstroke S4||Heat 1||2016-09-16||1|
|Women's 50 m Backstroke S4||Final Round||2016-09-16||1|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S4||Final Round||2016-09-17||5|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S4||Heat 1||2016-09-17||3|
|Women's 50 m Backstroke S4||Final 1||2017-12-03||1|
|Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Final 1||2017-12-05||1|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S4||Final 1||2017-12-06||3|
|Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4||Final 1||2017-12-07||2|