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Yan Yang

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up powerlifting in 1999.
Why this sport?
She was identified as an athlete with potential by coach Tang Chunrong.

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
China
Location
Korea

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and claiming gold at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (chifeng.gov.cn, 26 Sep 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness as a child. (cnr.cn, 09 Jun 2013)
Other information
BREAK FROM THE SPORT
She spent four years away from powerlifting between 2006 and 2010 following the birth of her daughter. (xinhuanet.com, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -52 kg Final Round 3
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 2
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 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -61 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 3