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MA Mingtao
Sport Para athletics, Para cross-country
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthBinzhou, CHN
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW5/7
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Binzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing seriously in 2015.
Club / Team
Shandong Province: China
Name of coach
Zhu Dewen [national], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2016
Competing for
China
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Football, badminton, running. (binzhou.dzwww.com, 22 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2011 National Para Games in the People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Chinese Para middle distance runner Ding Erwei. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Chinese Para cross-country skiers Peng Yuanyuan and Du Haitao, Chinese Para middle distance runner Ding Erwei. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Love sports and love life." (Weibo profile, 02 Jun 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics [distance running] at national level in the People's Republic of China. (iranshao.com, 08 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (sports.qq.com, 29 Apr 2019)
Impairment
In 2000 he lost both arms after accidentally touching electric wires. (Athlete, 18 Mar 2018; iranshao.com, 08 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 57:59.1
Qualification 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:00.73
8 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 31:56.3
10 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 27:42.7
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
15 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
14 2016/2017 20km - Standing 1:12:39.9
16 2016/2017 10km - Standing 25:32.8