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Yawei Jin

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW10

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
Her potential was noticed by the local federation for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Shaanxi Province: China
Name of coach
Zhu Dewen [national], CHN

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
China

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing third at the 2017 World Cup event in Finland. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese wheelchair racer Zhang Lixin. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Other sports
She won three silver medals competing in the T54 category in athletics [200m, 400m and 800m] at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (SportsDeskOnline, 22 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (cpc2008.org.cn, 20 Oct 2017)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of a high fever she contracted at age three. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018; sxdaily.com.cn, 08 Oct 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Sprint - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-12 7
Women's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2017-02-16 6
Women's Middle Distance - Free Style Sitting Final 2017-02-19 6
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 12km Sitting Final 2018-03-11 8
Women's 1.1km Sprint Sitting Final 2018-03-14 11
Women's 5km Sitting Final 2018-03-17 11