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Xiaoming Gao

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW12

Further personal information

Residence
Dandong, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in April 2005.
Why this sport?
He loved the sport and was selected by the local federation for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Liaoning Province: Shenyang, CHN
Name of coach
Wang Jinfen [club, national], CHN; Zhu Dewen [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Finland

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Wining silver at the Asian Para Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Zhu Dewen, Wang Jinfen and Zhu Zhuorong. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Johannes Hosflot Klaebo. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He represented the People's Republic of China in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He has also competed at the world championships in both Para cycling road and Para cycling track. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Jan 2019; xinhuanet.com, 07 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (cpc2008.org.cn, 20 Oct 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a traffic accident he was involved in. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 18
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 8
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 11
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 16
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-10 13
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 14
Men's 12.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-13 10
Men's 15km Sitting Final 2018-03-16 16
Men's 7.5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 21