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Wei Wang

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para ice hockey in 2015 in Harbin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was motivated by the fact that his hometown Zhangjiakou became one of the host cities of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing right after his injury. The Zhangjiakou Disabled Persons' Federation recommended him to participate in a trial of different Paralympic winter sports. He chose Para ice hockey over skiing because he thought Para ice hockey was more interesting.
Club / Team
Hebei Province: China
Name of coach
Yin Jiwu [club, national], CHN; Nikolay Sharshukov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

General interest

Injuries
He had a right shoulder injury in late 2018. (news.sina.com.cn, 28 Jun 2019)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated from the knee down as a result of a car accident in 2010. (news.sina.com.cn, 28 Jun 2019; hebei.hebnews.cn, 22 Jul 2019)