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ZHANG Yong
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthShangluo, CHN
Height1.76 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T54, F57
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bengbu, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was identified and encouraged to be an athlete by coach Li Chun'an.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Huang Peng [club, national], CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, sports, working out. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2019 National Para Games in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (epaper.jwb.com.cn, 16 Apr 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Huang Peng. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican former sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 05 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received the Sportsmanship Award at the National Championships in People's Republic of China. (caspd.org.cn, 2014)

In 2013 he was named Advanced Individual of Shangluo, People's Republic of China. (sldpf.org.cn, 16 Jun 2013)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his feet. (gxr168.com, 08 May 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 800m T54 1:33.05
2 2019 1500m T54 3:00.89
2 2019 400m T54 47.26
3 2019 5000m T54 10:33.39
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
19 2019 Marathon T54 1:41:57
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 800m T54 1:38.30
1 2018 400m T54 47.95
3 2018 200m T54 26.32
2 2018 5000m T53/54 11:13.20