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Yanpeng Wei

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Business Administration - Jimei University: Xiamen, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2005 in Zhangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was identified by Wu Yancong, who worked at the Zhangzhou Impaired Federation in the People's Republic of China.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
China
Location
Yunnan, CHN

General interest

Nicknames
World record harvester. (sohu.com, 07 Apr 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese badminton player Lin Dan. (zmnw.cn, 07 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There is always a way for you to solve the problem." (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2007, 2008 and 2012 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 07 Apr 2017)

In 2012 he received the May 4th Youth Medal in Fujian Province and the national May 1st Labour Medal in People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 07 Apr 2017)

In 2012 he was named the Best Para Athlete of Fujian province in the People's Republic of China. (news.fznews.com.cn, 28 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He lost his left arm in a car accident in 2004. (sohu.com, 10 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired in September 2015 and started a swimming club with his friend. He served as a coach in the club in addition to the administrative role. He was selected to become a committee member of the Fujian Province Youth Federation in 2018. (dy.163.com, 15 Aug 2017; m.sohu.com, 01 Feb 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 3 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2012-08-30 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 2