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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Shaoxing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2012 at age eight in Shaoxing, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou, CHN
Name of coach
Feng Jie [national], CHN
Training Regime
She trains for up to five hours a day, covering about 10 kilometres in the pool.

General interest

Nicknames
Flying Fish (epaper.sxnews.cn, 16 Nov 2020)
Hobbies
Calligraphy. (epaper.zgkqw.com, 20 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S6 50m butterfly at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Feng Jie. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She listens to music before competing. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You don't need a crutch or prosthesis in the water. You can determine where you go based on your own strength." (news.cyol.com, 11 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named Best Para Athlete of the Year at the 2019 Zhejiang Province Top 10 Sports Awards in the People's Republic of China. (epaper.sxnews.cn, 16 Nov 2020; zj.zjol.com.cn, 22 Nov 2020)
Impairment
She lost her right arm and her right leg after she was involved in a car accident at age four. (news.cyol.com, 11 Oct 2018)