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CHAN Yui Lam
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hong Kong, China   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthHong Kong, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
Hong Kong, China
Occupation
Student
Languages
Cantonese, Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10, in 2014, in Hong Kong, China.
Why this sport?
She often fell ill as a child, so she took up swimming to improve her health. Her brother and sister would take swimming lessons during the summer holidays, and her mother arranged for her to join the class too.
Club / Team
Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability [HKG] / Hong Kong Sport Institute [HKSI] [HKG]:
Name of coach
Leung Shuk Ying; Chan Ching Man
General Interest
Nicknames
Tall Girl (Facebook profile, 20 Jan 2020)
Hobbies
Listening to music, shopping. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold and a bronze medal in relay events at the 2019 INAS Global Games in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family, her coach, and her teacher. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
British Para swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing she likes to listen to music, stretch, take deep breaths, and stay off social media. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received the Most Promising Junior Athlete Award from the Hong Kong Sports Institute [HKSI]. (scmp.com, 05 Mar 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sportsroad.hk, 05 Mar 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2021 100m Butterfly S14 1:06.65 
9 2021 200m Freestyle S14 2:20.37
5 2021 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay S14 4:00.86
11 2021 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:25.02
10 2021 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:37.70
6 2021 100m Backstroke S14 1:12.49
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 200m Freestyle S14 2:18.87
4 2019 100m Backstroke S14 1:10.64
5 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay S14 4:00.28
6 2019 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:33.39
3 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:06.45
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 200m Freestyle S14 2:27.45
5 2018 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:29.53
3 2018 100m Backstroke S14 1:15.32
1 2018 100m Butterfly S14 1:08.56
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:37.01