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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12

Further personal information

Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Computer Science - Dongying Vocational College: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005 in Dongying, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He used to accompany an athlete with a vision impairment to javelin training. A coach there noticed Yuan's athletic talent and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Shandong Province: China

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (lijin.gov.cn, 16 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named Star of Self-Improvement in Dongying, People's Republic of China. (dongyingnews.cn, 28 Aug 2015)

He received a Merit Citation Class One from the Shandong provincial government in the People's Republic of China in 2007 and 2012. (dongying.dzwww.com, 26 Sep 2014; lijin.gov.cn, 27 Nov 2013)

In 2010 and 2011 he was named a Model Worker in Shandong, People's Republic of China. (lijin.gov.cn, 27 Nov 2013; dongying.gov.cn, 11 Sep 2012)

He received the Sportsmanship Award at the 2011 National Para Games in Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. (dongying.dzwww.com, 26 Sep 2014)
Impairment
He was born with albinism and has amblyopia, an impairment that means visual stimulation is poorly transmitted to the optic nerve. (dongyingnews.cn, 28 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T13 Heat 2 2011-01-23 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2012-09-05 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 5 2012-09-07 2