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Xiaofei Gu

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children, who are twins
Residence
Nantong, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Open University of China: Beijing, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Nanjing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He wanted to challenge himself.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Training Regime
He trains every day.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
China
Location
Bengaluru, IND

General interest

Hobbies
Photography. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 80kg category at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; ntjoy.com, 20 Apr 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese powerlifter Zhang Haidong. (sina.com.cn, 05 Sep 2012)
Injuries
He strained a muscle at the 2015 Asian Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (jsnews.jschina.com.cn, 03 Aug 2015)

He strained a muscle in his shoulder at the 2010 World Championships in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he won bronze in the 82.5kg category. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; jscl.gov.cn, 24 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no regrets once you've paid your dues." (gongyi.jschina.com.cn, 13 May 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named an Elite Para Athlete of International Class by the China Disabled Persons' Federation. (js.xinhuanet.com, 25 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (js.ifeng.com, 13 Sep 2018)
Impairment
At age eight the nerves in his legs were damaged after he underwent an operation to remove a muscle tumour. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; ntjoy.com, 14 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 82.50kg Final 2010-07-28 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 2
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -80 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00kg Final 2017-12-05 2