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Wa Wai So

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T36

Further personal information

Residence
Hong Kong, China
Languages
Cantonese, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 10.
Why this sport?
A coach began training him because he had always shown an interest in the sport. He enjoys the sensation of speed during competition.

General interest

Nicknames
William, Wizard Boy (vjmedia.com.hk, 11 Sep 2014; hk-magazine.com, 16 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Each of the 12 medals he won at the Paralympic Games between 1996 and 2012. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Injuries
A knee injury affected his performance at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (chinanews.com, 15 Dec 2010)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Hong Kong, China at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (2008.qq.com, 06 Sep 2008)

He was named the 1999 Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year by the Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]. (hksi.org.hk, 2014)
Impairment
He was born with jaundice, which affected his hearing and the balance of his limbs. (vjmedia.com.hk, 11 Sep 2014; Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired in 2016 due to a back injury. (dotdotnews.com, 13 Mar 2017; sportsroad.hk, 11 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x100 m T35-38 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x400 m T38 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T38 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m T38 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 2 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m T34-37 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 1
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2011-01-23 1
Men's 100 m T36 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 2 2011-01-26 2
Men's 200 m T36 Final 2011-01-27 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-02 3
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 3
Men's 100 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 200 m T36 Semifinal 1 2013-07-23 2
Men's 200 m T36 Final 1 2013-07-24 3