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YU Chun Lai
Sport Para athletics
NPC Hong Kong, China   
GenderWomen
Age44
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hong Kong, China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Cantonese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1994 in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by coach Choi Hei Fung, who had noticed her muscular physique.
Club / Team
Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]: Hong Kong, CHN
Name of coach
Yip Chung Wa
Training Regime
She trains for at least 20 hours a week.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hong Kong Para sprinter So Wa Wai. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She underwent surgery for burns after she was involved in an accident as a child. Some of the muscles in her right leg had to be removed. (today.line.me, 03 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Should an older athlete slow down? It really depends on your determination and resilience. In the past, winning a medal was the most important task, now it's all about enjoying competitions and seeing if I can run faster and set a new personal best." (today.line.me, 03 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She received the Kappa 2018 Outstanding Athlete Award in the athletics category in Hong Kong, China. (hkparalympic.org, 03 Dec 2018)

She has been named an Outstanding Athlete by the Hong Kong Paralympic Committee & Sports Association for the Physically Disabled. (hkparalympic.org, 01 Jan 2007)
Impairment
At age five she contracted a high fever that resulted in cerebral palsy. The condition predominantly affects the right side of her body. (wenweipo.com, 20 May 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2000 100m T36 16.04
3 2000 200m T36 34.88
3 2000 400m T36 1:20.96
5 2004 100m T36 15.77 
6 2004 200m T36 33.90 
6 2008 200m T36 33.55
5 2008 100m T36 15.66
6 2012 200m T36 35.32
Round 1 2012 100m T36 16.32
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 1998 100m T36 16.26
4 1998 200m T36 35.42
5 2002 100m T36 15.97
3 2002 200m T36 33.85
5 2006 100m T36 15.51
4 2006 200m T36 33.63
6 2011 200m T36 33.61
6 2011 100m T36 15.59
6 2017 200m T36 35.07
5 2017 100m T36 16.20
11 2019 200m T36 34.66
9 2019 100m T36 15.96
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 200m T36 35.48
2 2018 100m T36 16.28