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Wei-Chieh Chang

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Taipei, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Language Studies - Takming University of Science and Technology: Taipei, TPE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport during his third year at primary school in Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
He feels free in the water, and was inspired after watching US swimmer Michael Phelps.
Name of coach
Liang Kuo-Cheng, TPE

General interest

Nicknames
Ajie (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2018)
Hobbies
Baseball, basketball. (Facebook page, 09 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (vamossports.com.tw, 27 Sep 2018; old.rti.org.tw, 30 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was presented with the President's Education Award by the government of Chinese Taipei. (Facebook page, 09 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his legs, resulting in amputation at age one. (mag.udn.com, 11 May 2014; Facebook page, 12 Nov 2018)