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XIA Zhiwei
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthFuyang, CHN
Height1.40 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hangzhou, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to get involved in Para athletics.
Club / Team
Zhejiang Province: China
Name of coach
Zhu Junfang [club, national], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, travel. (live.qq.com, 06 Sep 2019; Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the men's F41 shot put 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
Chinese gymnast and entrepreneur Li Ning. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you work hard you will reap the rewards." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government of Zhejiang in the People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (zj.gov.cn, 27 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and to become a coach in the sport. (zjtyol.zjol.com.cn, 19 Jun 2019; live.qq.com, 06 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He is a person of short stature. (ningbo.news.163.com, 10 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2016 Shot Put F41 12.33
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 Discus Throw F40 29.15
5 2011 Shot Put F40 10.53
4 2015 Shot Put F41 12.29
3 2017 Shot Put F41 11.86
5 2019 Shot Put F41 11.54
8 2019 Javelin Throw F41 32.94
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Shot Put F41 11.55
8 2018 Javelin Throw F40/41 33.25