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Quanxi Yang

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Heze, CHN
Languages
Mandarin

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
Chen Yulong

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China

General interest

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)
Injuries
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)
Impairment
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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 60.00kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -60 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 59.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-06 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -59 kg Final Round 2016-09-09 3
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 4