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ZHANG Liangmin
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthShanghai, CHN
Height1.75 m
Weight 87 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Office Worker
Languages
English, Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Management - Shanghai Sport University: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2001 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was scouted by a training centre for people with impairments in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Wang Xingzhang [club, national], CHN, from 2008
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Singing. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in women's F11 discus at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Wang Xingzhang. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese basketball player Yao Ming. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In 2012 she suffered a slipped disc in her back and an elbow injury, but recovered in time to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (yuwenmi.com, 12 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the May 4th Youth Medal in People's Republic of China in recognition of her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (ccyl.org.cn, 11 Dec 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (rmzxb.com.cn, 16 Jul 2019)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment as a result of antibiotics her mother had taken while pregnant. (sina.com.cn, 25 Aug 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2004 Shot Put F12 10.12 
4 2008 Shot Put F12-13 10.91
2 2008 Discus Throw F12-13 40.35
1 2012 Discus Throw F11/12 40.13
3 2012 Shot Put F11/12 11.07
1 2016 Discus Throw F11 36.65
7 2016 Shot Put F12 11.12
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2002 Shot Put F12 8.67
9 2002 Discus Throw F12 28.61
2 2011 Discus Throw F12 40.42
1 2011 Shot Put F11 9.61
2 2013 Discus Throw F11/12 35.24
2 2013 Shot Put F11 11.59
3 2015 Javelin Throw F11 20.86
1 2015 Discus Throw F11 36.03
10 2015 Shot Put F12 10.11
1 2017 Discus Throw F11 35.11
4 2017 Javelin Throw F11 15.69
7 2017 Shot Put F12 10.97
10 2019 Shot Put F12 9.93
2 2019 Discus Throw F11 36.78
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Discus Throw F11/12 37.41
1 2014 Shot Put F11/12 11.39
2 2018 Shot Put F11/12 11.34
1 2018 Discus Throw F11 36.52