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LIN Tzu Hui
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Chinese Taipei   
GenderWomen
Age40
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Changhua, TPE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport and Recreation Studies - Chienkuo Technology University: Changhua, TPE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 1998 in Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
She thought the sport was a good way of losing weight and as a way to relax from the stress of school and studies. "It started as a hobby and soon became something much more. I started in April 1998 and became a national team member in June."
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Chinese Taipei
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dubai, UAE
General Interest
Nicknames
Baow, Chubby Ball, Globeamaranth (Facebook profile, 24 May 2019; Facebook page, 24 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Chen Ying-Te. (roc-taiwan.org, 28 Nov 2015)
Injuries
She suffered a shoulder injury after the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She resumed training in September 2017. (udn.com, 11 Oct 2018)

She suffered from a shoulder injury while competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (taiwantoday.tw, 24 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't think too much about what you have lost, focus on showing the world your true value." (cedaw047.com.tw, 19 May 2018)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (tw.news.yahoo.com, 06 Oct 2018)

She was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
She aspires to work as a sports coach following her retirement from Para powerlifting. (news.ltn.com.tw, 23 Jun 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age nine months. (anntw.com, 21 Aug 2012)
Other information
SANCTION
She was banned for two years between April 2019 and April 2021 after testing positive for Methylephedrine at the 2019 World Cup event in Eger, Hungary. She was also stripped of the bronze medal she won at the event. (paralympic.org, 04 Oct 2019; insidethegames.biz, 04 Oct 2019)

FURTHER STUDIES
After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Chienkuo Technology University in Chinese Taipei in 2016, she went on to study for a post-graduate degree at the same university. "It is an easy decision to stay at my alma mater for my post-graduate studies. The university and professors are quite good and most importantly, they treat individuals with impairments well." (news.ltn.com.tw, 23 Jun 2016; epaper.ctu.edu.tw, 12 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 75kg 120.0
1 2004 75kg 137.5
1 2008 75kg 137.5
3 2012 75kg 137
3 2016 79kg 131
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 75kg 102.5
4 2002 82.5kg 120.0
1 2006 82.5kg 135.0
1 2010 75kg 140.0
1 2014 79kg 129.0 WR
3 2017 79kg 103.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 79kg 127
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 79kg 113
3 2018 79kg 120