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Ruifang Li

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Husband Hao Jizhen, daughter Hao Diya
Residence
Baotou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1993.
Why this sport?
Her potential was identified by national coach Li Weipu.

International debut

Year
1994
Competing for
China

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (northnews.cn, 27 Apr 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2008 she received a May 4th Medal from the All-China Youth Federation. (scgqt.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)

In 2004 she was named an Excellent Para Athlete by the China Administration of Sport for Persons with Disabilities. (cdpf.org.cn, 29 Sep 2004)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness as a child. (baotounews.com.cn, 19 Dec 2008 )
Other information
RETIREMENT AND RETURN
She announced her retirement from the sport in 2008. However, she decided to return to competition in 2015. (northnews.cn, 27 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 1