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Yuan Tang

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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 1999 in Guangxi, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His talent was noticed by people from the local federation for athletes with an impairment.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
New Zealand

General interest

Awards and honours
During his career he has received the May 1st Labour Medal and the May 4th Youth Medal in People's Republic of China. (xinhuanet.com, 06 Oct 2008)

He has been named Best Athlete and Model Worker of the Guangxi Autonomous Region in People's Republic of China. (xinhuanet.com, 06 Oct 2008)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is result of the effects of polio contracted as a child. (12pao.com, 08 Jul 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heats 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-04 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-08 5