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Yinan Wang

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8

Further personal information

Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Public Speaker
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Ningbo, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was spotted by a coach from the local swimming centre because of his performance at the Ningbo Games for the Impaired in People's Republic of China.

International debut

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

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling. (Weibo profile, 19 Sep 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016. (morningpost.com.cn, 06 Oct 2016; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015; Weibo profile, 19 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he was named in the Top 10 Young People of Ningbo, People's Republic of China. (lesports.com, 19 Sep 2016)

In 2012 he received the May 4th Youth Medal from the central people's government in People's Republic of China. (gov.cn, 12 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition has resulted in an impairment to his right foot. (zj.qq.com, 18 Sep 2016; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-08-31 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-09-06 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2012-09-08 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2013-08-14 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-17 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2013-08-17 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-18 3
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-16 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-17 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2015-07-17 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2015-07-18 16
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-19 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2016-09-08 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-11 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-11 1
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-16 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-16 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 2016-09-17 1