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XIA Dong
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthTianjin, CHN
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F37
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Zhang Xiangcui, one daughter
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2000 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Tianjin Municipality: China
Name of coach
Wang Jianlong [club], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F37/38 javelin throw and F37/38 shot put at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Wang Jianlong. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Hero / Idol
Czech javelin thrower Jan Zelezny. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He competed with a finger injury at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sohu.com, 14 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Only when one improves himself continuously can he become stronger." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he received the May 1st Labour Medal in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 20 Sep 2008; ccyl.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)

During his career he has received the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (sohu.com, 20 Sep 2008; ccyl.org.cn, 19 Sep 2008)
Famous relatives
His wife Zhang Xiangcui represented Tianjin in athletics at the 2015 National Para Games in the People's Republic of China. (zwuxiaolong.cn, 14 Jul 2018; news.eastday.com, 17 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 Javelin Throw F37-38 57.81
1 2008 Shot Put F37-38 16.60
3 2008 Discus Throw F37-38 51.65
1 2012 Shot Put F37/38 17.52
2 2012 Discus Throw F37-38 55.81
3 2016 Discus Throw F37 52.15
2 2016 Shot Put F37 16.06
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 Shot Put F37 14.68
5 2006 Discus Throw F37 48.65
1 2006 Javelin Throw F37 48.84
2 2013 Discus Throw F37/38 51.99
1 2013 Shot Put F37 16.15
3 2015 Javelin Throw F37 49.55
1 2015 Shot Put F37 15.94
4 2015 Discus Throw F37 51.37
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Shot Put F37 15.25
2 2014 Discus Throw F37 52.22
1 2014 Javelin Throw F37/38 52.80