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Wendi Yan

Alpine Skiing | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2016 in Harbin, People's Republic of China, at age 18.
Why this sport?
He participated in an athlete selection day held by the Disabled Persons' Federation of Yunnan Province in the People's Republic of China after a recommendation from his physical education teacher. He comes from a tropical forest area, and wanted to challenge himself with a different sport.
Club / Team
Yunnan Province: China
Name of coach
Zhang Hongzhan [national], CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Basketball. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the snowboard 2019 World Cup in Finland. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Zhang Hongzhan. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player LeBron James. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Injuries
In 2019 he fractured his shoulder during a competition. (sohu.com, 08 Jun 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I competed on the world stage for the first time, my heart beat so fast that I couldn't stop it. That day I saw that I had the hope of entering the Paralympic Winter Games and felt that the life I had lost had been restored." (xw.qq.com, 17 Jun 2021)
Other sports
He has represented the People's Republic of China in SB-LL2 Para snowboard events and was also classified in Para alpine skiing in the LW4 category for the 2021/22 season. (IPC, 23 Feb 2022; xw.qq.com, 17 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hubpd.com, 26 Mar 2021)
Impairment
The impairment to his leg is the result of a traffic accident during his first year in middle school. (xw.qq.com, 17 Jun 2021)