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TANG Hongxia
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age44
Place of BirthDongtai, CHN
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Dongtai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Physical Education - Yancheng Teachers University: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training seriously for Para athletics in 2006 in Yancheng, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was selected to train with the Jiangsu Province team in the People's Republic of China after competing at a provincial sports event.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: Nanjing, CHN
Name of coach
Xu Chongyao, CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Beijing, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to audio books. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the women's F12-13 shot put at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You will win after working hard." (Athlete, 26 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Jiangsu in the People's Republic of China. (wm.jschina.com.cn, 07 Dec 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dtcl.gov.cn, 16 Jan 2020)
Impairment
In 2003 she was diagnosed with a detached retina. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017; js.ifeng.com, 23 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2008 Shot Put F12-13 12.69
6 2008 Discus Throw F12-13 33.88
2 2012 Discus Throw F11/12 39.91
2 2012 Shot Put F11/12 12.47
2 2016 Discus Throw F11 35.01
9 2016 Shot Put F12 10.94
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Discus Throw F11 34.01
7 2015 Shot Put F12 11.53
2 2017 Discus Throw F11 33.63
9 2017 Shot Put F12 10.25
11 2019 Shot Put F12 9.57
4 2019 Discus Throw F11 33.09
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Shot Put F11/12 10.67
2 2018 Discus Throw F11 33.98