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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to get involved in Para athletics.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, travel. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; live.qq.com, 06 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the men's F41 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnine, 12 Apr 2021; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese gymnast and entrepreneur Li Ning. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard you will reap the rewards." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Zhejiang in the People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (zj.gov.cn, 27 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, and to become a Para athletics coach. (sohu.com, 24 Mar 2020; live.qq.com, 06 Sep 2019; zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 19 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (ningbo.news.163.com, 10 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F40 Final 2011-01-24 8
Men's Shot Put F40 Final 2011-01-25 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2015-10-24 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final Round 2016-09-08 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F41 Final 1 2017-07-20 3