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FU Xinhan
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthShanghai, CHN
Height1.92 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F35
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2001 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He liked sports from an early age. In the beginning he practised fencing, but his coach recommended he try athletics.
Club / Team
Shanghai : China
Name of coach
Du Shangfeng, CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's F35 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His first coach Zhang Minzhen. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He has been troubled by a long-term injury to his left ankle during his career. (shanghai.gov.cn, 14 Sep 2016)

He competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing despite suffering from a foot injury. (sports.sohu.com, 13 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was the flag bearer for Shanghai at the 2019 National Para Games in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (qie.tv, 20 Aug 2019; ccsplc.com, 21 Aug 2019)

In 2012 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the city government of Shanghai, People's Republic of China, in recognition of his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (nlc.gov.cn, 21 Sep 2012)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. His leg of the relay was in Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (hc360.com, 15 May 2008)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy, which predominantly affects the left side of his body. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015; shqp.gov.cn, 20 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2004 Long Jump F36-38 5.58 
4 2004 Shot Put F35 12.63 
2 2004 Discus Throw F35 41.61 
10 2008 Discus Throw F35-36 39.59
2 2008 100m T35 12.55
8 2008 Shot Put F35-36 12.20
3 2012 100m T35 13.12
2 2012 200m T35 26.21
4 2016 100m T35 13.08
Round 1 2016 200m T35  DSQ
1 2016 Shot Put F35 15.19
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 100m T35 13.27
3 2006 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 47.42
3 2006 Shot Put F35 12.76
3 2006 Discus Throw F35 41.92
6 2011 Shot Put F35-36 13.76
5 2015 200m T35 26.39
8 2015 Shot Put F35 13.48
3 2015 100m T35 12.90
1 2017 Shot Put F35 15.30
2 2019 Shot Put F35 16.53
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018 Shot Put F35 15.21