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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
Ningbo, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming in 2007 in Ningbo, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a form of exercise to help his recovery.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Huang Yan [club, national], CHN; Li Mengzhong [club, national], CHN; Zhang Honghu [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Flying Fish (hebei.com.cn, 10 Sep 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning four gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His stepfather Jia Jingyu. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sports make me healthier." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he was named Para Athlete of the Year in Zhejiang Province in the People's Republic of China. (zjrb.zjol.com.cn, 13 Jul 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 24 Oct 2016)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as a result of being born prematurely. He had undergone seven operations by the time he was age eight. (zjnews.zjol.com.cn, 15 Sep 2015; sina.com.cn, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-03 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2012-09-03 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2012-09-07 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-12 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-12 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final 1 2015-07-18 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2015-07-19 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2016-09-11 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 2016-09-15 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2016-09-15 1