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Maodang Song

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jiang Shengnan
Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2008 in Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was selected by coach Wei Zhu.

International debut

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

General interest

Nicknames
Samson (Weibo profile, 26 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Higher, faster, stronger." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the Zhejiang provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (zjhaodong.com, 15 Sep 2016)

In 2016 he was named a Model Worker of Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China. (news.163.com, 29 Sep 2016)

In 2016 he was presented with the May 1st Labour Medal in recognition of his achievements at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.cctv.com, 21 Sep 2016)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named Para Athlete of the Year in Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China. (sport.cztv.com, 03 Apr 2014; ori.hangzhou.com.cn, 04 Mar 2013)

In 2012 he was named an Accomplished Para-Athlete of Hangzhou, a Model Worker of Hangzhou city and presented with the May 4th Youth Medal. (sports.163.com, 02 Nov 2012)
Famous relatives
His wife Jiang Shengnan is a Chinese Para swimmer who competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (iqiyi.com, 29 Aug 2018; liaoning.nen.com.cn, 12 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated at age eight after he received an electric shock. (z.zjol.com.cn, 25 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2012-08-30 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-06 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-17 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2015-07-15 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-16 9
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-17 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-16 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2016-09-17 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2016-09-17 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 1