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Yuanrun Yang

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Mengzi, CHN
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming at age seven in Mengzi, People's Republic of China, and began training seriously in 2001.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by coach Zhang Honghu.

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE

General interest

Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy your life." (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
During his career he has been selected as an Elite Athlete by the Yunnan Impaired Sports Federation, named an Outstanding Young Person by Honghezhou Youth Federation, received Merit Citation Class One by the Yunnan provincial government and voted one of the Top Ten Young People of Honghezhou. (hh.cn,25 Apr 2013)

In 2008 he received the May 4th Youth Medal in People's Republic of China. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

In 2008 he was selected as an Advanced Individual by the state council in People's Republic of China. He has also received the May 1st Labour Medal from the All-China Federation of Trade Unions. (huanqiu.com, 28 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was electrocuted at age six. The accident resulted in the amputation of his left hand and the impairment of the fingers on his right hand. (toutiao.com, 06 Oct 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2013 he retired from competitive Para swimming. (toutiao.com, 06 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 3 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2012-08-31 9999
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3