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WANG Yanan
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age27
Place of BirthShanxi, CHN
Height1.68 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in September 2010.
Why this sport?
She became interested in the sport after watching it on television.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Zhang Jun [national], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
China
Tournament
Exhibition Match
Location
Egypt
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and a silver medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sports.qq.com, 19 Sep 2016; sx.xinhunet.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 02 Sep 2012)
Impairment
Her left leg was amputated after a car accident at age 17. (sports.163.com, 10 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2012 Team  
2 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014 Team  
3 2018 Team  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Team