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Liangmin Zhang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Management - Shanghai University of Sport: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was scouted by a training centre for people with impairments in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Wang Xingzhang [club, national], CHN

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Singing. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's F11/12 discus at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Wang Xingzhang. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In 2012 she suffered a slipped disc in her back and an elbow injury, but recovered in time to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (yuwenmi.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (ccyl.org.cn, 11 Dec 2012)

She has received the National May 1st Labour Medal from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU] during her career. (haiwainet.cn, 21 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (rmzxb.com.cn, 16 Jul 2019)
Impairment
She was born with a vision impairment as a result of antibiotics her mother had taken while pregnant. (sina.com.cn, 25 Aug 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12/13 Final Round 4
Women's Discus Throw F12/13 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 2011-01-22 2
Women's Shot Put F11 Final 2011-01-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Women's Shot Put F11 Final 1 2013-07-24 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F11 Final 1 2015-10-22 3
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-24 1
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-14 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F11 Final 1 2017-07-18 4
Women's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2017-07-18 1
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 7