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Rong Tian

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Family
One child
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He taught himself to swim as a child.
Why this sport?
He has loved swimming since he was a small boy. At age 12 an officer from the Yongshun County Sports Commission in People's Republic of China spotted him chasing a duck and he was offered professional training.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His grandmother. (xwcm.net, 24 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he received the National May 4th Youth Medal from the Youth Federation in People's Republic of China. (scgqt.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)
Impairment
At age six he lost his lower right leg and left arm at the shoulder after accidentally touching a high voltage power line. (changsha.cn, 01 Sep 2008; china.com.cn, 01 Sep 2008)
Other information
DIFFICULT EARLY DAYS
His parents divorced shortly after his accident and his mother moved away to find work. His father remarried but died in an accident when Tian was age 11. He then went to live with his grandmother. (changsha.cn, 01 Sep 2008; xinhuanet.com, 01 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heats 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 10
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4