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GAO Changlong
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthRizhao, CHN
Height1.79 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport Studies - Tianjin Institute of Sports: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by the Rizhao Impaired Federation in the People's Republic of China.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life has a lot of forks. Choose your own way, keep fighting and approach your goal step by step." (dzrb.dzwww.com, 13 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2009 National Games in the People's Republic of China. His leg of the relay was in Rizhao, People's Republic of China. (dzwww.com, 24 Sep 2009)

In 2008 he received a First Class Merit award from the Shandong provincial government in the People's Republic of China. (rznews.cn, 08 Oct 2008)
Impairment
He has impaired muscle power in his left leg as the result of a medical accident when he has child. (rizhao.dzwww.com, 14 Sep 2015)
Other information
EARLY DAYS
He would sell ice lollies when he was at primary school to earn some extra money to help with the medical bills to treat his impairment. (dzrb.dzwww.com, 13 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Javelin Throw F42/44 55.30
5 2012 Javelin Throw F44 50.62
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Javelin Throw F44 55.21
8 2011 Long Jump F44 4.22