9587-Peng Hu photo

Peng Hu



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Nanjing, CHN
Higher education
Public Administration - Shanghai Open University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2001 at age 12 at school in Jurong, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was spotted at primary school by coach Li Bin, who was scouting for young people with impairments with potential in sport. Li Bin persuaded Hu's father to allow him to try powerlifting. Hu's father agreed, believing the sport would make his son healthier and stronger.

International debut

Competing for
Bengaluru, IND

General interest

Listening to music, watching movies. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 65kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Li Bin. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Kobe Bryant. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019)
He damaged a muscle at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. He was still experiencing discomfort from the injury at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, where he won bronze in the 75kg category. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021;, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Broken in body but firm in spirit." (, 09 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Class One Sports Medal from the General Administration of Sport of China in 2018. (, 07 Dec 2018)

In 2012 and 2016 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Jiangsu in the People's Republic of China. (, 24 Dec 2016;, 18 Sep 2016)

He has received the May 1st Medal in Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. (, 18 Sep 2016)
The impairment to his legs is a result of the effects of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age five months. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2019;, 21 May 2019;, 12 Sep 2016)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -65 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 3