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Shu Hang Leung

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Languages
Cantonese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport?
Her mother Lau Suk Yin introduced her to swimming as a child as a way to burn off energy.

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Hong Kong, China
Location
United States

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named an Outstanding Athlete in Hong Kong, China, in both 2009 and 2011. (u23p.com, 02 Aug 2012; hkolympic.org, 2009)

In 2007 she received a Hong Kong Sports Stars Award from the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China. (sportstar2017.hkolympic.org, 01 Jan 2008)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with autism at age six. (metrohk.com.hk, 28 May 2012; hk.app.e.nextmedia.com, 24 Aug 2003)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 7
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S14 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Women's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 3 2012-09-06 2