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11941-Yongqi Zheng photo

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming at age 11 in Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Coaches from a sports school for athletes with an impairment believed he would make a good swimmer because of his big hands and feet.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province [CHN]:

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Awards and honours
He received the First Class Order of Merit from Zhejiang Provincial Government in 2019. (jinhua.gov.cn, 22 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born with visual impairment. (tlnews.com.cn, 12 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49pts Final Round 4