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Yanping Wang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Yunnan Sports Vocational College: Kunming, CHN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She became involved in the sport in 2007 in Yunnan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was scouted to train with her Para athletics provincial team.
Club / Team
Yunnan Province: China
Name of coach
Hu Zhengguan [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T47 100m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only by working hard can you have opportunities." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she was named an Elite Para Athlete of National Class by the China Administration of Sport for Persons with Disabilities. (cpc2008.org.cn, 15 Nov 2014)

In 2012 she received a Merit Citation Class One from the people's government of Baoshan in the People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (baoshan.cn, 16 Oct 2015)

In 2007 she received a Merit Citation Class Three from the people's government of Yunnan in the People's Republic of China. (baoshan.cn, 16 Oct 2015)
Impairment
Her right hand was amputated after she was involved in an accident at age three. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015; yn.yunnan.cn, 14 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-22 5
Women's 200 m T46 Final 2011-01-23 8
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2011-01-24 5
Women's 100 m T46 Final 2011-01-25 8
Women's 400 m T46 Final 2011-01-27 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T46 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Women's 200 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-01 5
Women's 100 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-04 1
Women's 100 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Women's 400 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-08 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-23 10
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 2 2015-10-27 3
Women's 200 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-28 9999
Women's 100 m T47 Heat 3 2015-10-29 4
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2015-10-30 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T47 Heat 1 2017-07-14 5
Women's 200 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-15 5
Women's 100 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-18 4