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Lixin Zhang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 17 in Dalian, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was recommended by Dalian Disabled Persons' Federation in the People's Republic of China.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
China
Location
Dalian, CHN

General interest

Injuries
In 2009 he required surgery on a back injury. (sohu.com, 14 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible for a willing mind." (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

He and Chinese Para long jumper Zhang Haiyuan jointly lit the flame in the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

In 2008 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (news.dlxww.com, 08 May 2013)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age 16 due to osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (ln.xinhuanet.com, 26 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 4
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 3 9999
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 2 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Final Round 1
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 3 1
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 1 1
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 3 2
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 4 9999
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x100 m T53/54 Final Round 1
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-03 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-04 9
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-05 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-06 9999
Men's 400 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 1 2012-09-08 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 12
Men's 800 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 9