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Zihao Jiang

Alpine Skiing | Snowboard

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Handan, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para alpine skiing in early 2016, and joined the Hebei provincial team in April that year. Later, he was recommended to join the national Para snowboard team.
Why this sport?
After he began Para alpine skiing his talent and passion for winter sports was noticed, and this led him to also begin training in Para snowboard.
Club / Team
Hebei Province: China
Name of coach
Yin Liankui [snowboard, club, national], CHN; Jurica Stankovic [snowboard, national], SRB

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in seventh place at the 2017 Para Snowboard World Cup event in New Zealand. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Shaun White. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has been involved in both Para snowboard and Para alpine skiing. He was a member of the Hebei provincial Para alpine skiing team in the People's Republic of China before he began training in Para snowboard. (chinadp.net.cn, 02 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hebei.hebnews.cn, 10 Aug 2018; chinadp.net.cn, 02 Mar 2021)
Impairment
He lost his left arm in a traffic accident at age five. (baijiahao.baidu.com, 10 Aug 2018; Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Snowboard Cross SB-UL Final 2018-03-12 11
Men's Banked Slalom SB-UL Final 2018-03-16 9