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CHEN Liang-Da
Sport Para swimming
NPC Chinese Taipei   
GenderMen
Age19
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kaohsiung, TPE
Occupation
Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport and Recreation Studies - Cheng Shiu University: Kaohsiung, TPE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried swimming in July 2005 in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
His family wanted him to start swimming as a form of physical therapy.
Name of coach
Liang Feng-Jun
Training Regime
He has one training session a day from 17:00 to 19:00 in a private swimming pool.
General Interest
Nicknames
Da-da, A-da (udn.com, 12 Oct 2018; Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)
Hobbies
Watching basketball. (newtalk.tw, 08 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (sportsplanetmag.com, 27 Sep 2021
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (newtalk.tw, 08 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't be afraid of being different." (sports.ltn.com.tw, 29 Dec 2021)
Awards and honours
He received the 2013 President's Educational Award from the government of Chinese Taipei. (Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China. (sports.ltn.com.tw, 19 Apr 2022; sportsplanetmag.com, 30 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born without feet and missing some of his fingers. (bldaily.com, 08 Oct 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Film director Xue Shao Xuan made a film based on Chen's life called 'Two Minutes and Twenty Seconds'. Chen appeared as the main character in the film. (Disability Information Network, 22 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2021 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:54.22
8 2021 400m Freestyle S7 5:10.65
9 2021 100m Backstroke S7 1:18.28
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S7  DSQ
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S7 1:21.57
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:56.54
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2018 50m Freestyle S7 36.24
2 2018 200m Individual Medley SM7 2:55.90
7 2018 100m Breaststroke SB6 1:44.10
5 2018 50m Butterfly S7 40.11
7 2018 100m Freestyle S7 1:16.57
5 2018 100m Backstroke S7 1:25.98
2 2018 400m Freestyle S7 5:22.93