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YANG Chen
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthTianjin, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2003 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His father devised a training plan for him, which involved running every weekend. He was then spotted by a coach from the local athletics federation.
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2010 he was named an Outstanding Young Person in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. (news.tust.edu.cn, 30 Apr 2010)

During his career he has been named a Model Worker and a Model of Self-Improvement in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. He has also received the May 1st Labour Medal and May 4th Youth Medal. (enorth.com.cn, 30 Apr 2010; 022net.com, 29 Apr 2010)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. The condition mainly affects the left side of his body. (enorth.com.cn, 30 Apr 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 100m T37 12.23 
2 2004 200m T37 24.85 
2 2004 400m T37 54.60 
2 2004 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 46.86 
2 2004 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:40.62 
5 2008 200m T38 22.99
2 2008 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 45.00
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2006 100m T37 11.79
3 2006 200m T37 24.95
1 2006 400m T37 53.85
3 2006 4 x 100m Relay T35-38 47.42
3 2006 4 x 400m Relay T35-38 3:47.42