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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport in 2008. She started training seriously in 2013 in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her father encouraged her to start swimming because he thought it would be a useful skill for her.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province : China
Name of coach
Shen Jizhong [club, national], CHN

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Mermaid of Ninghai (news.cnnb.com.cn, 25 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her father. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Solidarity and cooperation." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she was presented with a Merit Citation Class One by the Zhejiang provincial government in the People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (cq.people.com.cn, 29 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.cnnb.com.cn, 25 Sep 2019)
Impairment
She was born with an impairment to her left hand. (finance.ifeng.com, 15 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 2
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-09 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2016-09-11 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-13 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2016-09-13 4
Women's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-15 3
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2017-12-02 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2017-12-04 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2017-12-06 9999