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SHEN Yaqin
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
Place of BirthSuzhou, CHN
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
T12, F12
Li Wen
Further Personal Information
Nanjing, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2011 in Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She loved the sport when she was young.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: Suzhou, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in T11-13 4x100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Guide Li Wen. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
In 2013 she sustained a serious injury to her waist area during training. (, 07 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make the impossible come true." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She has been named a Model Worker by the provincial government of Jiangsu in the People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 25 Dec 2016)
She was born with albinism. (, 27 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2016 100m T12 12.55
1 2016 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 47.18
Round 1 2016 400m T12  DSQ
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 400m T12 59.42
13 2015 200m T12 27.70
Heats 2015 100m T12 12.40
4 2017 100m T12 16.74
9 2019 Long Jump T12 4.45
9 2019 100m T12 12.64
9 2019 200m T12 25.87
Asian Para Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m T12 26.62
2 2014 100m T12 12.88
Heats 2014 400m T11/12 1:04.14