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LI Huzhao
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthShijiazhuang, CHN
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T53
Further Personal Information
Family
One child
Residence
Shijiazhuang, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2004 in Hebei Province, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was identified as an athlete with potential by a coach from the national team because of his long arms.
Club / Team
Hebei Province: China
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the Paralympic Games in 2008, 2012 and 2016. (culture.gmw.cn, 19 Sep 2016; Athlete, 26 Oct 2015; xtrb.cn, 25 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Huang Peng. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Study the essence of sports, sum up experience, set up scientific concept, and realise value." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2011 People's Republic of China Laureus Sportsperson with an Impairment of the Year. (hebei.com.cn, 25 Aug 2012; olympic.cn, 13 Oct 2011)
Impairment
The impairment to his legs is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age six months. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015; xtrb.cn, 25 Aug 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 4 x 100m Relay T53-54  
2 2008 400m T53 48.43
1 2008 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:05.67
1 2008 800m T53 1:36.30
1 2012 400m T53 49.70
4 2012 800m T53 1:41.83
1 2012 200m T53 25.61
1 2012 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:05.46
3 2016 100m T53 14.85
4 2016 400m T53 50.11
6 2016 800m T53 1:41.91
1 2016 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:04.58
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 100m T53 15.33
3 2006 400m T53 53.10
7 2006 800m T53 1:48.72
1 2006 4 x 100m Relay T53-54 52.27
1 2006 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:22.74
1 2011 100m T53 14.82
1 2011 200m T53 26.64
1 2011 400m T53 49.86
1 2011 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:18.95
2 2013 400m T53 49.53
2 2013 200m T53 26.66
2 2015 100m T53 14.84
1 2015 400m T53 49.32
2 2015 800m T53 1:40.46
1 2015 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:08.32
Asian Para Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 100m T53 15.19
1 2014 4 x 400m Relay T53-54 3:07.87
1 2014 800m T53 1:45.16
1 2014 400m T53 49.83