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Ya-Hsuan Lin

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Taichung, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Hokkien, Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting while she was in high school in Changhua, Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport when she saw that senior students at her school were competing abroad. "My life is already tough. If I live a routine life, I would feel less worthy. There are some feelings in my heart that push me to do something that others may consider stupid. But I think this is totally worthy."
Name of coach
Chen Ying-Te, TPE

General interest

Nicknames
Sunflower (Facebook page, 24 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you can do one thing well in your life, that's enough." (Facebook profile, 13 May 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vamossports.com.tw, 04 Oct 2018)
Impairment
She has paraplegia after falling from the fifth storey of a building at age three. (vamossports.com.tw, 04 Oct 2018; tc.edu.tw, 27 Mar 2015)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
As a young athlete it was difficult for her to convince her mother to allow her to take up the sport full-time. "In order to accomplish my dream in Para powerlifting, I quit my job and told my mother that I had potential and I wanted to continue to train. However, she had a different opinion because I didn't have any financial support. We had a big argument and I left home for three days to show my determination. It the end, she found me and told me that she wouldn't intervene and that I must be responsible [for myself]. But she still give me money secretly." (Pon Tucom YouTube channel, 20 Apr 2018)

OCCUPATION
She works in e-commerce. (Pon Tucom YouTube channel, 20 Apr 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 8
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 7
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 7
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -56 kg Final Round 6
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 56.00kg Final 2010-07-27 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 2012-09-02 9999
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -61 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00kg Final 2017-12-05 4