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TANG Wai Lok
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hong Kong, China   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hong Kong, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to start swimming as she thought it would make him stronger. He did not expect to perform well, but once he took up the sport he kept on improving.
Club / Team
Hong Kong Sport Institute [HKSI]: Hong Kong, CHN
Name of coach
Leung Shuk Ying; Chan Ching Man
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Hong Kong, China
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing electronic games. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's S14 200m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps; Hong Kong swimmers Stephanie Au, Yvette Man-Yi Kong, and Sze Hang Yu; Hong Kong filmmaker Stephen Chow. (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013, 25 Mar 2018, 26 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 15 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the Hong Kong Sports Stars Award. (hksapid.org.hk, 22 Mar 2017)

He was named the Best Male Athlete at the 2015 International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability [INAS] Awards in Sheffield, England. (paralympic.org, 13 Apr 2015)

In 2014 he was named Hong Kong Outstanding Youth Athlete at the Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards ceremony. (sportsroad.hk, 14 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (news.mingpao.com, 06 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.31
6 2012 200m Freestyle S14 2:02.89
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:17.21
4 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:03.88
1 2016 200m Freestyle S14 1:56.32 
13 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:22.14 
18 2021 100m Butterfly S14 1:02.53
10 2021 200m Freestyle S14 1:59.77
5 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay S14 4:00.86
14 2021 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:18.87
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2013 200m Freestyle S14 2:02.14
6 2013 100m Backstroke S14 1:05.00
Heats 2013 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:30.24
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S14 2:04.45
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:26.44
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:06.53
5 2019 200m Freestyle S14 1:56.77
5 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay S14 4:00.28
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:01.99
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 200m Freestyle S14 1:59.13
2 2014 100m Backstroke S14 1:02.91
9 2014 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:27.88
1 2018 200m Freestyle S14 1:57.02
4 2018 100m Butterfly S14 59.36
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:15.10