Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Nanchang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He worked in a factory that was close to a weightlifting centre for athletes with an impairment. He went into the centre one day just to try the sport, where he was spotted by a coach who thought he had potential.
Club / Team
Shandong Province: China
Name of coach
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 National Special Olympics Games in Chengdu, People's Republic of China, and claiming bronze in the 59kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; news.iqilu.com, 16 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese gymnast Li Ning. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
He sustained a shoulder injury during training in August 2016. He was still able to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where he won bronze in the 59kg category. (news.iqilu.com, 16 Sep 2016; sdse.cn, 12 Sep 2016)
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age one. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; dzwww.com, 02 Sep 2012)
|Men's Up to 60.00kg||Final||2010-07-27||9999|
|Men's -60 kg||Final Round||2012-09-01||3|
|Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD||Final||2014-04-06||9999|
|Men's -59 kg||Final Round||2016-09-09||3|
|Men's Up to 72.00kg||Final||2017-12-04||4|