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Liang-Da Chen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried swimming in July 2005 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
His family wanted him to start swimming as a form of physical therapy.
Club / Team
Kaohsiung City: Chinese Taipei
Name of coach
Liang Feng-Jun
Training Regime
He trains one session a day from 17:00 to 19:00 in a private swimming pool.

General interest

Nicknames
Da-da, A-da (udn.com, 12 Oct 2018; Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)
Hobbies
Watching basketball. (newtalk.tw, 08 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (newtalk.tw, 08 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He received the 2013 President Educational Award from the government of Chinese Taipei. (Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and 2022 Para Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Impairment
He was born without feet and only has three fingers on his left hand. (bldaily.com, 08 Oct 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Film director Xue Shao Xuan made a film based on Chen's life called 'Two Minutes and Twenty Seconds'. Chen appeared as the main character in the film. (Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)