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CHEN Hongjie
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
Place of BirthXiamen, CHN
Height1.79 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
T46, F46
Further Personal Information
Xiamen, CHN
Athlete, Office Worker
Higher education
Business Administration - Jimei University: Xiamen, CHN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in January 2005 in Xiamen, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A coach at Xiamen Sports School selected him to practise the sport.
Club / Team
Xiamen [CHN] / Fujian Province [CHN]:
Name of coach
Yang Xiaoping, CHN
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Manchester, ENG
General Interest
Running. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the men's T47 high jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Kobe Bryant. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
In 2011 he suffered a herniated lumbar disc, as well as knee and thigh injuries. (, 06 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport gives me freedom." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was awarded a Merit Citation Class One by the provincial government of Fujian, People's Republic of China, in recognition of his performances at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games. (, 26 Sep 2008;, 26 Oct 2012)
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 23 Sep 2016)
His right arm was amputated after he was electrocuted. His left leg was also permanently damaged in the accident. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019;, 23 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 High Jump F44/46 1.96
9 2012 Long Jump F46 5.93
3 2012 High Jump F46 2.01
9 2016 Long Jump T47 6.59
2 2016 High Jump T47 1.99
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2011 Long Jump F46 6.28
2 2011 High Jump F46 1.96
2 2015 High Jump T47 1.88
3 2017 High Jump T47 1.94
  2017 Long Jump T47  NoM
2 2019 High Jump T47 2.00
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Long Jump T45/46/47 6.69
2 2018 High Jump T45/46/47 1.94