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Lichao Wang CHN competes in Heat 2 of the Men's 50m Butterfly S6 at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Family
Partner Xia Mengxue
Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 as part of a team organised by the local Disabled Persons' Federation in the People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
An official from the local Disabled Persons' Federation suggested he take up swimming.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Feng Jie [national]
Training Regime
He trains for six hours a day, covering about five kilometres in the pool.

General interest

Hobbies
Playing games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Li Mengzhong. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para swimmer Yang Bozun. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Injuries
He has sustained a sprain to his waist area during his sporting career. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up; don't get discouraged." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to win a medal at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (zj.sina.cn, 09 Apr 2019; hznews.hangzhou.com.cn, 16 May 2020; sohu.com, 18 May 2020; zj.chinanews.com, 27 May 2020)
Impairment
He lost his arms at age eight after accidentally touching electrical wires. (news.163.com, 19 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2016-09-09 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2016-09-09 3