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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Changzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training seriously in 2013 in Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
Ying Bin [club], CHN; Li Jianhui, CHN, from 2013

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
China

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S5 50m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (jinzhu.gov.cn, 12 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Li Jianhui. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver He Zi. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In 2016 she was named a March 8th Red Flag Bearer by the Women's Federation of Changzhou in the People's Republic of China. (jiangsu.china.com.cn, 21 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She received the National May 1st Labour Medal from the All China Federation of Trade Unions [ACFTU] in recognition of her performances at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.163.com, 21 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (kknews.cc, 24 Sep 2018)
Impairment
The impairment to the left side of her body is the result of a car accident she was involved in at age 13 months. (jsjt.gov.cn, 05 Sep 2016; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2016-09-17 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 2017-12-02 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-02 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2017-12-03 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2017-12-05 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Final 1 2017-12-05 6