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Mingtao Ma

Athletics | Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in December 2015 at the Yalibu ski resort in Heilongjiang Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by Beijing's successful bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2022.
Club / Team
Shandong Province: Qingdao, CHN
Name of coach
Zhu Dewen [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Football, running. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para distance runner Li Chaoyan. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love sports and love life." (Weibo profile, 02 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics [distance running] at national level in the People's Republic of China. (iranshao.com, 08 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (xinhuanet.com, 08 Feb 2022)
Impairment
In 2000 he lost both arms after accidentally touching electric wires. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018; iranshao.com, 08 Jul 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 15
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 14
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 16
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 10
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 15
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 8
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 10