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

Lichao Wang

Swimming
1

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 13.
Why this sport?
An official from the local association for people with a physical impairment suggested he take up swimming.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Shen Jizhong [club, national], CHN
Training Regime
He trains for six hours a day, covering about five kilometres in the pool.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S6 50m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (mt.sohu.com, 09 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (zj.sina.cn, 09 Apr 2019)
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