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Junbao Wu

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para Nordic skiing in 2015 in Harbin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A sports school principal noticed his sprinting speed and recommended him to a Para cross-country skiing coach.
Club / Team
Heilongjiang Province: China
Name of coach
Zhu Dewen [club, national], CHN; Zhan Yuchao [club, national], CHN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zhu Dewen. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sports.163.com, 10 Mar 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 24 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (m.dbw.cn, 06 Mar 2019; news.ifeng.com, 09 May 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of burns he sustained at age 12. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018; news.ifeng.com, 09 May 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 9
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 8
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 18
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 18
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Standing Final 2018-03-10 8
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 15
Men's 12.5km Standing Final 2018-03-13 13
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 17
Men's 15km Standing Final 2018-03-16 10
4x2.5km Mixed Relay Final 2018-03-18 9