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Yanzhang Wang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34

Further personal information

Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up Para athletics by his family and coach Xiao Wenfei, who scouted him.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China

International debut

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

General interest

Nicknames
Throwing King (enorth.com.cn, 19 Sep 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F32/33/34 discus at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Apr 2021; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Shen Gang and his mother. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He suffered a lower spine injury while competing in 2013. (sports.eastday.com, 22 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the strongest me." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named among the 10 Outstanding Young People of Shanghai in the People's Republic of China. (gov.eastday.com, 01 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (shzw.eastday.com, 06 May 2020)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age three. (jfdaily.com, 30 Sep 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2018 he was elected as an athlete member of the Asian Paralympic Committee. (sports.sina.com.cn, 22 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final Round 2012-09-01 2
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final Round 2012-09-07 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F33/34 Final 1 2013-07-20 2
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2013-07-25 5
Men's Discus Throw F32-34 Final 1 2013-07-27 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F34 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's Discus Throw F34 Final 1 2015-10-31 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2016-09-11 4
Men's Javelin F34 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final 1 2017-07-16 5
Men's Discus Throw F34 Final 1 2017-07-22 1
Men's Javelin F34 Final 1 2017-07-23 3