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Taoying Fu

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1998 at age 30.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by a friend.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her family. (2008.cn.yahoo, 02 Aug 2008)
Injuries
She injured her left arm during training in 1998. (longhoo.net, 14 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
She received the May 4th Youth Medal in People's Republic of China in 2000, 2005 and 2008. (jscl.gov.cn, 29 Sep 2012)

She received the May 1st Labour Medal in People's Republic of China in 2000 and 2008. (jscl.gov.cn, 29 Sep 2012)

In 2000 she received Merit Citation Class Two in Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. (njcl.gov.cn, 24 Sep 2012)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is the result of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age three. (olympic.cn, 29 Oct 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND RETURN
She retired from sport following the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing in order to spend more time with her family. She was inspired to return to competition ahead of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (jscl.gov.cn, 29 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 1