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    Cuiping Zhang

    Ones to watch
    People's Republic of China People's Republic of China Shooting Para sport 24 September 1987

    Hebei, CHN

    Women in a wheelchair doing para sport shooting

    Biography

    Human Interest
    Data Value
    Impairment Information
    Origin of Impairment Acquired
    Further Personal Information
    Occupation Athlete
    Languages Mandarin
    Sport Specific Information
    When and where did you begin this sport? She took up the sport in 2004 in Hebei, People's Republic of China.
    Why this sport? Her local shooting Para sport team was looking for new recruits so she tried the sport and was selected. She said the sport gave her more confidence.
    Club / Team Hebei Province: China
    Handedness Right
    International Debut
    Year 2007
    Competing for China
    General Interest
    Nicknames Sniper (sina.com.cn, 30 Aug 2012)
    Memorable sporting achievement Winning two gold medals at the Paralympic Games in both 2012 and 2016. (hdbs.cn, 20 Sep 2016)
    Awards and honours In 2014 she was named a National Self-Improvement Model by the provincial government in Hebei, People's Republic of China. (hdzc.net, 18 Jun 2014)

    She received a Merit Citation Class One from the provincial government in Hebei, People's Republic of China. The honour was in recognition of her performance at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (sina.com.cn, 08 Nov 2012)

    She has received the May 4th Youth Medal in the People's Republic of China. (people.com.cn, 31 Aug 2012)
    Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 09 Oct 2018)
    Impairment Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She had the disease diagnosed at age three. (sports.sohu.com, 11 Sep 2008; eastday.com, 31 Aug 2012; sohu.com, 20 Sep 2016)

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