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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Residence
Handan, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para snowboard in 2017, at age 15, in Harbin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
The local federation for people with an impairment invited him to attend a Para winter sports tryout. His parents were initially reluctant due to fears of the injuries he may sustain if he engaged in sport. However, he attended the tryout and was selected to train in Para snowboard.
Club / Team
Hebei Province: China
Name of coach
Yin Liankui [club, national], CHN; Zhang Hongzhan [national], CHN; Jurica Stankovic [national], SRB

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals [one gold, one silver] at the 2021 National Games for Persons with Disabilities in the People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Coach Yin Liankui. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
His father. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Skiing is like life - [it involves] challenging myself." (OIS, 11 Mar 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (baijiahao.baidu.com, 21 Feb 2022; thepaper.cn, 22 Feb 2022)
Impairment
He is missing his left arm as a result of being born with nerve damage. (baijiahao.baidu.com, 21 Feb 2022)