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ZHANG Xufei
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age34
Place of BirthShanghai, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
Shanghai, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age 18 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was scouted by the Shanghai sitting volleyball team at a community activity where people with impairments were being fitted with artificial limbs.
Club / Team
Shanghai: China
Name of coach
Zhang Jun [national], CHN
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012, and a silver medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (shanghai.xinmin.cn, 19 Sep 2016; why.com.cn, 17 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2004 she received Merit Citation Class One from the municipal government of Shanghai, People's Republic of China. (shanghai.gov.cn, 18 Nov 2004)
Impairment
Her left foot was amputated after a car accident at age five. (why.com.cn, 17 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2004 Team  
1 2008 Team  
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