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Nan Zhang

Shooting
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
One son
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para shooting in 1989 in Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a coach of the Shaanxi impaired shooting team because of her good vision.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Shooting is the most important business in my life." (qq.com, 17 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
She was selected as a Top Ten Athlete by the Chinese National Para Sports Association in 2012. (eol.cn, 08 Sep 2008; xydpf.org.cn, 27 Jul 2008)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (xiancn.com, 21 Jan 2013; hsb.hsw.cn, 08 Sep 2008)
Other information
NAME
Her name Nan can have different meanings in Chinese, depending on how it is pronounced. She changed the way hers is spoken so it now means 'difficulties'. This was to remind herself that no matter how tough life gets, she has faced her challenges directly and has the courage to fight. (sohu.com, 08 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH1>3 Preliminary 4
Mixed Air Rifle Standing SH1>3 Final Round 4
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Preliminary 7
Mixed Air Rifle 3x40 SH2 Final Round 7
Mixed Olympic Match SH2 Preliminary 8
Mixed Olympic Match SH2 Final Round 6
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Standard Rifle 3x20 SH1 Final Round 6
Women's Standard Rifle 3x20 SH1 Preliminary 4
Mixed English Match SH1 Preliminary 21
Women's Air Rifle 3x20 SH1 Final Round 7
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 2
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 2
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 1
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Final Round 6
Women's Air Rifle 3x20 SH1 Preliminary 5
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 7
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Final Round 5
Mixed Air Rifle Prone SH1 Preliminary 12
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Preliminary 9
Women's Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Preliminary 3
Women's Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Air Rifle Standing SH1 Qualification 11
Women's Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Qualification 8
Women's Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Final Round 8
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 10m Air Rifle standing SH1 Qualification 2010-07-17 10
Women's 50m Sport Rifle 3x20 SH1 Qualification 2010-07-20 6