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Shanshan Shi



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Other names
Shi Haishan
Handan, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in March 2004 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
In 2003 the local federation for people with an impairment held a tryout day for potential Para athletes, and her parents thought it would be a good opportunity for her to learn a new skill. She was selected for the Para athletics team and started training in shot put. A few months later, her potential was noticed by a coach from the national powerlifting team.

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Busan, KOR

General interest

Music. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 48kg category at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sun Xiaogang. (, 06 Nov 2014)
She strained her shoulder twice in 2014. (, 05 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My life has become beautiful because of powerlifting." (, 04 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2011 she received the Women's March 8th Red-Banner Pace-Setter award from the city of Handan in the People's Republic of China. (, 03 Nov 2011)
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness in 1991. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019;, 31 Jul 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 5
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 48.00kg Final 2010-07-26 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -48 kg Final Round 2012-09-01 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -50 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00kg Final 2017-12-03 4