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Ya-Ting Liu

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Taipei, TPE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hokkien, Mandarin
Higher education
Coaching - Chinese Culture University: Chinese Taipei

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 in Taichung, Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
She played basketball at school but could not continue due to her vision impairment. The athletics coach at her high school noticed that she had a good physique for the sport. She followed the coach's advice and took up Para athletics.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Chinese Taipei

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T13 100m at the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Chang Fu-Sheng. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She had a lower back injury prior to the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sportsv.net, 18 Sep 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is the most important cause to which I could dedicate myself." (yam.com, 14 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to become a coach after she retires from the sport. (Tzu Chi DaAiVideo YouTube channel, 20 Apr 2019; cna.com.tw, 19 Sep 2016)
Impairment
A congenital macular lesion caused her visual impairment when she was in primary school. (epaper.edu.tw, 13 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Women's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F12/13 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 2016-09-14 10
Women's Javelin F13 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F13 Final 1 2017-07-17 4
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2017-07-21 7