Page back
WANG Yanzhang
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthShanghai, CHN
Height1.88 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F34
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in July 2004 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up Para athletics by his family and coach Xiao Wenfei, who scouted him.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Shen Gang
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Nicknames
Throwing King (enorth.com.cn, 19 Sep 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's F32/33/34 discus at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and coach Shen Gang. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US boxer Mike Tyson, Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He suffered a lumbar injury while competing in 2013. (sports.eastday.com, 22 Nov 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the strongest me." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (shzw.eastday.com, 06 May 2020)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age three. (jfdaily.com, 30 Sep 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2018 he was elected as an athlete member of the Asian Paralympic Committee. (sports.sina.com.cn, 22 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 Javelin Throw F33/34 38.23
8 2012 Shot Put F34 11.00
1 2012 Discus Throw F32/33/34 49.03
4 2016 Shot Put F34 10.86
2 2016 Javelin Throw F34 34.15
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 Javelin Throw F33/34 39.45
5 2013 Shot Put F34 12.00
2 2013 Discus Throw F32/33/34 46.79
1 2015 Javelin Throw F34 38.05
5 2015 Shot Put F34 10.24
1 2015 Discus Throw F34 41.93
5 2017 Shot Put F34 10.28
1 2017 Discus Throw F34 37.16
3 2017 Javelin Throw F34 33.32
8 2019 Shot Put F34 10.14
2 2019 Javelin Throw F34 34.34
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Javelin Throw F33/34 34.47
1 2014 Discus Throw F34 43.29
5 2014 Shot Put F34 9.03
3 2018 Shot Put F34 11.13
3 2018 Javelin Throw F33/34 31.69