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MENG Genjimisu
Sport Athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Born08 Apr 1991
Height1.37 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Classification
F40
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mongolian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in 2006 in Ordos, China.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by a coach who noticed she had potential.
Club / Team
Inner Mongolia Province Athletics Team: Hohhot, CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Great Britain
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and breaking the world record in the F40 discus at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (northnews.cn, 04 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to carry the torch through Hangzhou in the lead-up to the 2011 National Para Games in China. (ifeng.com, 12 Oct 2011)

During her career she has received the May 4th Youth Medal and the May 1st Labour Medal. (people.com.cn, 24 Nov 2008)
Impairment
She has congenital growth hormone deficiency. (northnews.cn, 04 Sep 2012 )
Other information
FAMILY BACKGROUND
She was born into a herdsman family in Inner Mongolia, China. Her mother left home when she was age two months and, as her father also has a physical impairment, she was brought up by her grandparents. (nmgnews.com.cn, 20 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 Discus Throw F40 28.04
2 2008 Shot Put F40 8.48
3 2012 Discus Throw F40 30.44
2 2012 Shot Put F40 9.13
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Shot Put F40 8.64
3 2011 Discus Throw F40 26.41