Para athletics in numbers: Hongzhuan Zhou

Latest in series looking at stats and facts behind sport’s biggest names 03 May 2018 By IPC

Find out what the numbers reveal about Paralympic and world champion Hongzhuan Zhou, who lines up at the Beijing Grand Prix in China next week (11-13 May) in the 100m, 200m and 400m T53.

29 – Born on the 12 December 1988, Zhou is 29 years old.

53 – Zhou competes in the T53 class for wheelchair Para athletes.

11 – the number of Paralympic medals Zhou has won across three Games, including six golds (800m T53 in 2008, 2012 and 2016; 400m T53 in 2012 and 2016; 4x400m relay gold in 2016).

2004 – the year Zhou took up Para athletics, having contracted polio when she was three years old.

5 – Zhou has competed at five World Championships, starting in 2006, when she won 100m T53 silver. At London 2017 she won 400m and 800m T53 gold and 100m T53 bronze.

15 – The number of World Championship medals Zhou has won…so far.

2 – the number of world records Zhou set at the Rio Paralympic Games – clocking 54.43 in the 400m T53 and 1:47:45 over 800m on her way to two individual gold medals.