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YUAN Yizhi
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthDongying, CHN
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12
Further Personal Information
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Computer Science - Dongying Vocational College: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005 in Dongying, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
He used to accompany an athlete with a vision impairment to javelin training. A coach there noticed Yuan's athletic talent and encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Shandong Province: China
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (lijin.gov.cn, 16 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named Star of Self-Improvement in Dongying, People's Republic of China. (dongyingnews.cn, 28 Aug 2015)

He received a Merit Citation Class One from the Shandong provincial government in the People's Republic of China in 2007 and 2012. (dongying.dzwww.com, 26 Sep 2014; lijin.gov.cn, 27 Nov 2013)

In 2010 and 2011 he was named a Model Worker in Shandong, People's Republic of China. (lijin.gov.cn, 27 Nov 2013; dongying.gov.cn, 11 Sep 2012)

He received the Sportsmanship Award at the 2011 National Para Games in Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. (dongying.dzwww.com, 26 Sep 2014)
Impairment
He was born with albinism and has amblyopia, an impairment that means visual stimulation is poorly transmitted to the optic nerve. (dongyingnews.cn, 28 Aug 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 42.68
Semifinal 2012 200m T12 22.52
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2011 100m T13 11.24