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4525-Jiao Cheng photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Ankang, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

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

International debut

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

General interest

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)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy, which led to the impairment to her legs. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; aknews.gov.cn, 13 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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