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Shengnan Jiang

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Sara.
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2002 in Shenyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed the sport as a child. She was then scouted by coaches from the Liaoning Province Para swimming team, who were looking for potential athletes.
Club / Team
Liaoning Province: China

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
China
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Nicknames
Nancy (Weibo profile, 20 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Chinese local government official Lu Zhenghui. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The best thing about competition in sports is that it depends on behaviour, not words." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was selected as a Model of Self-Support in Dalian, People's Republic of China. (wzac.cn, 01 Sep 2017)

In 2011 she was named a March 8th Red Banner Holder by the provincial government of Liaoning in the People's Republic of China. (edu.gmw.cn, 29 Aug 2016)

She took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. Her leg of the relay was in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (edu.gmw.cn, 29 Aug 2016)

In 2004 and 2008 she was presented with the May 4th Youth Medal by the provincial government of Liaoning. (dlxww.com, 14 Sep 2017)
Impairment
She lost her right arm in a train accident at age four. Her family lived near a railroad and she and her mother were struck by a train while crossing the tracks. Her mother lost her leg in the accident. (dlxww.com, 14 Sep 2017; sports.sohu.com, 21 Sep 2016; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 5
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 9999
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 2012-08-30 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 3 2012-09-02 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-02 3
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-03 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-09-06 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-07 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2013-08-13 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2015-07-14 9
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-16 8
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-16 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-16 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-19 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 7
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-16 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-16 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 2016-09-17 4