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SHENG Yuhong
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC China   
GenderWomen
Age48
Place of BirthNantong, CHN
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
China
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing able-bodied volleyball at age 10, and took up sitting volleyball in 2002.
Why this sport?
After sustaining the injury to her knee she was invited to play and be coach of the Jiangsu Province sitting volleyball team in People's Republic of China.
Club / Team
Jiangsu Province: China
Name of coach
Zhang Jun [national], CHN
Senior International Debut
Year
2004
Competing for
China
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Athens, GRE
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. (news.thmz.com, 23 Sep 2016; chinanews.com, 26 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] and Best Blocker at the 2014 World Championships in Elblag, Poland. (paravolley.pl, 03 Jul 2014)
Impairment
She played able-bodied volleyball but at age 20 sustained a knee injury during a training session with the national team. She underwent surgery and had two pins inserted into her left knee. It resulted in her being unable to walk properly. (paralympic.org, 16 Feb 2016)

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