Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S5, SB5, SM5
Further personal information
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
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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)
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S5||Heat 1||2016-09-08||5|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4||Final Round||2016-09-11||1|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4||Final 1||2017-12-02||1|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S5||Final 1||2017-12-06||3|