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CHEN Yan
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthLiyang, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, T12
Further Personal Information
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Massage Therapy - Nanjing School for the Blind: China
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
Her teacher at school thought she might be good at running because of her long legs.
Training Regime
She trains for six hours a day.
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Guide Luo Xusheng. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
She was chosen to take part in the torch relay ahead of the 2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. Her leg of the relay was in the host city. (xdkb.net, 29 Jul 2013)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with glaucoma at age five. (zhong5.cn, 20 Oct 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2011 200m T11 28.98
6 2011 400m T11 1:08.46
2 2011 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 52.71
Asian Para Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T11 12.62
2 2014 200m T11 26.96
1 2014 4 x 100m Relay T11-13 49.74
Heats 2014 400m T11/12 1:04.37