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Yue Yang

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F44

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sports Physiology - Shenyang Sport University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2002 in Shenyang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She thought the sport could help improve her body condition and recover her functions.
Club / Team
Liaoning Province: China
Name of coach
Sun Bao Quan [club, national], CHN

International debut

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

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in women's F44 discus at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, winning silver in women's F44 shot put at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and winning silver in women's F44 discus at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese basketballer Yao Ming. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She sustained an injury to her waist area two months before the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. She recovered in time to compete at the event. (mlzh.gov.cn, 01 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy each stage of my life and try my best to do well." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Impairment
The impairment to her left leg is the result of a medical error that happened to her at age two. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F42-46 Final Round 5
Women's Javelin F42-46 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 7
Women's Discus Throw F42/44 Final Round 1
Women's Javelin F42/44/46 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F42-46 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42-46 Final 2011-01-22 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F42/44 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2015-10-25 2
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2015-10-28 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final Round 2016-09-11 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F44 Final 1 2017-07-18 2
Women's Shot Put F44 Final 1 2017-07-21 3