29702-Yuntao Liu photo


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Nanjing, CHN
Athlete, Factory Worker

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training seriously in 2012 in Zhengjiang, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by coaches from the local federation for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
Huang Yan [national], CHN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the S4 50m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 03 Feb 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Even though my wings are broken, my heart can still fly." (, 03 Feb 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was received a Merit Citation Class One from the Jiangsu provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (, 11 Apr 2018)

In 2016 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (, 11 Apr 2018)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-13 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2016-09-16 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 2