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FAN Liang
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age62
Place of BirthBaoji, CHN
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Fan Yuwei
Residence
Baoji, CHN
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 33 in Shaanxi, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to try the sport after watching athletes competing on television.
Senior International Debut
Year
1994
Competing for
China
Location
Beijing, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Wining gold at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. (wccdaily.com.cn, 17 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
Japanese Para discus thrower Toshie Oi. (chinanews.com, 14 Sep 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Age is just a number, it means nothing." (sports.cn, 14 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a Merit Citation Class One in recognition of his performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sina.com.cn, 31 Dec 2008)
Other sports
He competed in powerlifting at the 1992 Chinese National Para Games. (cnwest.com, 15 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with polio at age three, which resulted in an impairment to his legs. He then lost the feeling below his waist following a car accident. (hinews.cn, 15 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004 Shot Put F54 7.08 
1 2004 Discus Throw F54 28.93 
7 2008 Javelin Throw F53-54 26.06
1 2008 Discus Throw F53-54 31.08
7 2012 Discus Throw F54/55/56 29.02
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 Shot Put F54 9.05
6 2002 Discus Throw F54 24.68
8 2002 Javelin Throw F54 21.86