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YAN Zhiqiang
Sport Boccia
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthChongqing, CHN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
BC2
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Kuang Lixia, one son
Residence
Chongqing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2004.
Club / Team
Chongqing: China
Name of coach
Ran Jun [national], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Brother Qiang (china.com.cn, 07 Sep 2008)
Most influential person in career
His father. (cq.people.com.cn, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named one of the Top Ten Young People of Chongqing, People's Republic of China. (bb.cq.gov.cn, 01 Apr 2016)

He took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. His leg of the relay was in Chongqing, People's Republic of China. (news.xkb.com.cn, 15 Dec 2012)

He has received Merit Citation Class Two in Chongqing, People's Republic of China. (cqrbepaper.cqnews.net, 30 Oct 2012)
Impairment
He was born prematurely with cerebral palsy. (cq.xinhuanet.com, 06 Sep 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2008 Individual - BC2  
4 2008 Team - BC1-2  
2 2012 Team - BC1-2  
2 2012 Individual - BC2  
5 2016 Team - BC1-2  
3 2016 Individual - BC2  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2006 Individual - BC2  
1 2010 Individual - BC2  
5 2014 Team - BC1-2  
2 2014 Individual - BC2  
2 2018 Individual - BC2  
3 2018 Team - BC1-2  
World Ranking (09 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Individual - BC2  
2 2015 Individual - BC2  
1 2016 Individual - BC2  
2 2016 Individual - BC2  
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Team - BC1-2  
3 2014 Individual - BC2  
World Individual Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2016 Individual - BC2