11738-Yan Chen photo


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
T11, F11

Further personal information

Higher education
Massage Therapy - Nanjing School for the Blind: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
Her teacher at school thought she might be good at running because of her long legs.
Training Regime
She trains for six hours a day.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Guide Luo Xusheng. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to take part in the torch relay ahead of the 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. Her leg of the relay was in the host city. (, 29 Jul 2013)
She was diagnosed with glaucoma at age five. (, 20 Oct 2011)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-22 3
Women's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-25 2
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-28 2