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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Residence
Wuxi, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - Nanjing Normal University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 in Wuxi, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She wanted to improve her physical condition and challenge herself every day.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
Xu Chongyao [club, national], CHN

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Iron Girl (cl.wuxi.gov.cn, 10 Oct 2018)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's F44 javelin at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney and in the women's F42-46 javelin at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her first coach Wang Shunlin. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her waist area during training while preparing for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (js.ifeng.com, 23 Sep 2016)

She suffered an elbow injury during the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and another elbow injury while preparing for the 2008 Games in Beijing. (sina.com.cn, 09 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up. Scale new heights." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (js.ifeng.com, 23 Sep 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to her left leg is the result of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age four. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F44 Final Round 4
Women's Javelin F44 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F46 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F42-46 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F42/44/46 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F42/44 Final Round 5
Women's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F42-46 Final Round 5
Women's Shot Put F42-46 Final Round 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F42-46 Final Round 1
Women's Discus Throw F42-46 Final Round 4
Women's Shot Put F42-46 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42-46 Final 2011-01-22 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42/44 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-25 1
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-28 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 1
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2017-07-21 2