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Yu Tao Cui

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Qingdao, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising Para sports as a Para cyclist in 2010. He took up Para ice hockey in 2016 in Qingdao, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His talent was recognised by a coach who was based in Qingdao, People's Republic of China. "I started to get involved in this sport shortly after China successfully won the hosting rights of [the] 2022 Winter Paralympics. What attracted me to Para ice hockey was its power of unity, its tacit cooperation, its clear mind and its passion which is the most important thing."
Club / Team
Shandong Province: China
Name of coach
Jin Xianxiu [club, national], CHN; Nikolay Sharshukov [national], RUS
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Hero / Idol
Hong Kong, China actor Andy Lau. (paralympic.org, 04 Mar 2021)
Injuries
He has fractured his right ankle, his left hand and collarbone during his career. (v.qq.com, 22 Aug 2020; dailyqd.com, 22 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Glories in life come from fighting, not waiting." (dailyqd.com, 22 Nov 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para cycling at provincial level in the People's Republic of China. (dailyqd.com, 22 Nov 2018; news.bandao.cn, 19 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (news.bandao.cn, 19 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 18, which resulted in his left leg being amputated below the knee. (dailyqd.com, 22 Nov 2018)
Other information
CAPTAIN
He has been named captain of the Chinese national team. "I am a prudent person, but as soon as I get on to the rink, I will fully devote myself in fighting for the team's glory. I think that's why I was selected as the captain by the coach." (paralympic.org, 04 Mar 2021)