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CHANG Wei-Chieh
Sport Para swimming
NPC Chinese Taipei   
GenderMen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Taipei, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Language Studies - Takming University of Science and Technology: Taipei, TPE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport during his third year at primary school in Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
He feels free in the water, and was inspired after watching US swimmer Michael Phelps.
Name of coach
Liang Kuo-Cheng, TPE
General Interest
Nicknames
Ajie (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2018)
Hobbies
Baseball, basketball. (Facebook page, 09 Oct 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (vamossports.com.tw, 27 Sep 2018; old.rti.org.tw, 30 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was presented with the President's Education Award by the government of Chinese Taipei. (Facebook page, 09 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He was born with an impairment to his legs, resulting in amputation at age one. (mag.udn.com, 11 May 2014; Facebook page, 12 Nov 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
14 2018 50m Freestyle S7 45.62
5 2018 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:51.05
7 2018 50m Butterfly S7 1:01.25
11 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:36.61
10 2018 100m Backstroke S7 2:12.48
15 2018 400m Freestyle S7 6:48.63