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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Zunyi, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Guizhou Forerunner College: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 in Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She loved swimming as a child. She was later asked by a coach if she wanted to start competing.
Club / Team
Guizhou Province: China

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
China

General interest

Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named one of the 10 Outstanding People with an Impairment of Guizhou Province in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 20 Apr 2018)

She was named a Top 10 Athlete in six consecutive years between 2011 and 2016 by the Sport Administration of Guizhou Province. (sohu.com, 20 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ddcpc.cn, 03 Sep 2020)
Impairment
At age two, doctors discovered that her blood vessels that promote growth of the retina had stopped developing. (gog.cn, 17 Sep 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-12 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Swim-Off 2016-09-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2016-09-12 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2016-09-16 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-05 2