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Junquan He

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB6, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Wife Zhao Min and one son
Residence
Jingmen, CHN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 1995.
Why this sport?
He was identified as an athlete with potential by the sports commission of Hubei, People's Republic of China.

International debut

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

General interest

Nicknames
Armless Dragon (163.com, 24 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In life, nothing is more important than smiling." (rmhb.com.cn, 17 May 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2005 Chinese Para Athlete of the Year. (qq.com, 01 Sep 2008)
Impairment
His arms were amputated at age three after he accidentally touched an electric cable. (21hubei.com, 18 Dec 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He has retired from competitive Para swimming. (chinadp.net.cn, 18 Oct 2016)

LIFE SAVER
As a child he saved a boy from drowning. He was swimming in a reservoir near to his school when he noticed another boy had fallen into the water. He used his legs to keep the child afloat and pushed him to safety. (sina.com.cn, 16 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 12
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Medley SM5 Heat 2 9999
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2012-09-06 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2012-09-07 1