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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 at a ski resort in Jilin Province, People's Republic of China, 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. He had been curious about snowboarding and developed a passion for the sport after trying it out.
Club / Team
Hebei Province: China
Name of coach
Yin Liankui [snowboard, club, national], CHN; Jurica Stankovic [snowboard, national], SRB; Liu Song [snowboard, national], CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Table tennis, basketball. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in banked slalom at the 2019 Para Snowboard World Cup event in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022; IPC, 19 Jan 2022)
Hero / Idol
US snowboarder Shaun White. (Athlete, 05 Mar 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He listens to music to clear his mind. (Athlete, 03 Mar 2022)
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. For the 2021/22 season, he was classified in the SB-UL snowboard category and the LW6/8-1 alpine skiing category. (chinadp.net.cn, 02 Mar 2021; IPC, 22 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (chinadp.net.cn, 02 Mar 2021; 163.com, 16 Feb 2022)
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