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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Beihai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in April 2012 in Beihai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He became involved in the sport through the local federation for people with an impairment. "I can move more freely in water."
Club / Team
Guangxi Zhuang: China
Name of coach
Zhang Honghu [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
China
Location
Saint Paul, MN, USA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SB4 100m breaststroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zhang Honghu. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Surpass myself." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the May 1st Labour Medal in recognition of his achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (thepaper.cn, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Final 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-06 3