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ZHANG Lixin
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthDalian, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 17 in Dalian, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was recommended by Dalian Disabled Persons' Federation in the People's Republic of China.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
China
Location
Dalian, CHN
General Interest
Injuries
In 2009 he required surgery on a back injury. (sohu.com, 14 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible for a willing mind." (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

He and Chinese Para long jumper Zhang Haiyuan jointly lit the flame in the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

He was flag bearer for the People's Republic of China at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sina.com.cn, 28 Aug 2012)

In 2008 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (news.dlxww.com, 08 May 2013)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated at age 16 due to osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (ln.xinhuanet.com, 26 Jan 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
13 2004 100m T54 15.16 
10 2004 200m T54 26.21 
6 2004 400m T54 48.72 
  2004 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 DNS
  2004 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 DSQ
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T53-54  
1 2008 400m T54 45.07
  2008 800m T54  DNF
1 2008 200m T54 24.34
1 2008 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:05.67
9 2012 1500m T54 3:14.05
7 2012 800m T54  DSQ
1 2012 400m T54 46.88
1 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:05.46
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Semifinal 2006 200m T54 27.680
3 2006 400m T54 49.56
5 2006 800m T54 1:39.95
1 2006 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 52.27
1 2006 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:22.74
Semifinal 2013 400m T54 49.83
Semifinal 2013 800m T54 1:47.19