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LI Duan
Sport Para athletics
NPC China   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthChangchun, CHN
Height1.93 m
Weight 83 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Residence
Shenyang, CHN
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
He began doing the long jump as he was used to jumping from playing basketball before his accident.
General Interest
Hobbies
Sport. (Weibo profile, 04 Jul 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in the F11 long jump and F11 triple jump at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (chinadp.net.cn, 18 Oct 2016; tibet.cn, 19 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jin Fan. (tibet.cn, 19 Sep 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 24 Jan 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2007 he was named Hero of Shenyang Army in People's Republic of China. (news.qq.com, 16 Sep 2008)
Other sports
Before his accident he played able-bodied basketball for the Shenyang Army Team in People's Republic of China. (syradio.cn, 08 Aug 2009; sina.com.cn, 29 Mar 2005)
Famous relatives
His mother played for the Jilin provincial basketball team in People's Republic of China. (sxdaily.com.cn, 13 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He lost his sight in 1996 due to an exploding fire extinguisher. (chinadp.net.cn, 18 Oct 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from the sport to spend more time with his family. (chinadp.net.cn, 18 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2000 Javelin Throw F11 30.50
3 2000 Long Jump F11 5.99
2 2000 Triple Jump F11 12.31
1 2004 Long Jump F11 6.40 
1 2004 Triple Jump F11 13.10 
4 2004 Javelin Throw F11 39.82 
1 2008 Triple Jump F11 13.71
1 2008 Long Jump F11 6.61
3 2012 Long Jump F11 6.31
2 2012 Triple Jump F11 12.75
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 Long Jump F11 6.31
3 2002 Triple Jump F11 12.50
7 2002 Javelin Throw F11 24.45
1 2006 Long Jump F11 6.18
2 2006 Triple Jump F11 12.94
4 2006 Javelin Throw F11 43.55
1 2011 Triple Jump F11 12.93
3 2011 Javelin Throw F11 35.98
1 2011 Long Jump F11 6.25