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ZHONG Yongyuan
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age35
Place of BirthLincang, CHN
Height1.62 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F42
Further Personal Information
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Computer Science - Beijing Union University: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2001 in Yunnan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
A coach identified her potential because of her large arm muscles.
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
China
Location
Brazil
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe you are the best." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2011 she was named a National Advanced Individual in the People's Republic of China. (lincangnews.cn, 08 Jul 2013)

In 2008 she received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Yunnan, People's Republic of China. (lincangnews.cn, 08 Jul 2013)

In 2007 she received a Merit Citation Class Three from the provincial government of Yunnan, People's Republic of China. (lincangnews.cn, 08 Jul 2013)

In 2007 she was named an Advanced Individual of Gengma County, People's Republic of China. (lincangnews.cn, 08 Jul 2013)
Impairment
She lost her right leg in an earthquake in 1998. (lincangnews.cn, 08 Jul 2013; sohu.com, 15 May 2007)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2008 Javelin Throw F42-46 28.23
2 2008 Shot Put F42-46 9.80
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 Shot Put F42-44/46 9.70