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CHIANG Chih Chung
Sport Para athletics
NPC Chinese Taipei   
GenderMen
Age42
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T12, F12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Taipei, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Hokkien, Mandarin
Higher education
Coaching, Physical Education - Chinese Culture University: Taipei, TPE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He became involved in athletics in high school.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport after meeting coach Cheng Shou-Chi at a national athletics event. Chiang also saw it as a way to improve his financial situation.
Club / Team
Taipei: Chinese Taipei
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the F13 javelin throw at the Paralympic Games in 2000 and 2004. (ctsod.twmail.org, 11 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2004 he received the Order of Brilliant Star with Cravat in Chinese Taipei in recognition of his Paralympic performances. (ovguide.com, 2008)

In 2001 he was named one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young People in Chinese Taipei. (persons.org.tw, 29 Dec 2012)
Impairment
As a child he worked part-time on a construction site with his mother. While working there he got cement residue in his eye, which resulted in inflammation. He did not got to the doctor until the problem worsened, originally choosing to treat it with eyedrops. By the time he went to high school he had lost almost all of his vision. (taiwantoday.tw, 06 Jan 2008)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He pursued his postgraduate studies in coaching at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. (epochtimes.com, 24 Sep 2004)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 Javelin Throw F13 57.28
1 2004 Javelin Throw F13 59.38 
5 2012 Javelin Throw F12/13 56.51
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 Javelin Throw F13 58.56
7 2011 Javelin Throw F13 53.88
8 2013 Shot Put F12 10.58
7 2013 Discus Throw F12 33.00
1 2013 Javelin Throw F12/13 59.29
9 2015 Javelin Throw F13 49.63
8 2017 Javelin Throw F13 49.26
9 2017 Discus Throw F12 32.82
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 Javelin Throw F12/13 53.24
8 2014 Shot Put F11/12 10.12
4 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 47.12
3 2014 Discus Throw F12 37.05
4 2018 Javelin Throw F12/13 51.98
5 2018 Shot Put F12 10.21
4 2018 Discus Throw F12 33.55