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Tongqing Shen

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Zhengzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
To become an athlete had been his dream since he was a child. After watching the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games on television, he went to the local sports federation for people with an impairment and passed the selection criteria.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the men's F41 javelin at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Wang Wenyan. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport has changed my life." (henan.gov.cn, 12 Jan 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ayrbs.com, 20 Jun 2017; linzhou.gov.cn, 20 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He is a person of short statue. (hn.chinaso.com, 25 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F41 Final Round 2016-09-11 4