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Lihong Zou

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Dali, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2008 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Huang Peng [club, national], CHN
Training Regime
She does stretching and lifting weights in the morning and does track work in the afternoon. She covers up to 10 kilometres each day.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T54 marathon at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Huang Peng. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese artistic gymnast Li Xiaopeng, Chinese tennis player Li Na. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015; Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She had a shoulder injury after the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.cnr.cn, 15 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Tenaciously strive to succeed, and achieve continuous self-improvement." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (tv.cctv.com, 07 Oct 2018)

In 2016 she received the May 4th Youth Medal, the May 1st Labour Medal and the March 8th Red Banner Pace-Setter award in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 06 Oct 2018)

During her career she has received a Merit Citation Class One in the People's Republic of China. (shanghai.gov.cn, 19 Oct 2012)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of polio. She contracted the illness as a child. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLAN
She plans to retire after the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.cnr.cn, 15 Apr 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 9999
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Women's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2015-10-25 3
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-26 1
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-27 2
Women's 400 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-27 2
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-28 3
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2015-10-29 1
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final 1 2015-10-31 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-11 3
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-11 2
Women's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-14 3
Women's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2016-09-15 1
Women's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-15 5
Women's 800 m T54 Final Round 2016-09-17 6
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2016-09-17 2
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-15 8
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-16 3
Women's 1500 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-17 8
Women's 400 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-17 2
Women's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-18 4
Women's 800 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-19 5
Women's 5000 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-22 4
Women's 100 m T54 Final 1 2017-07-23 4