Chen Liangliang

Chen Liangliang (Chinese: 陈亮亮, born 28 September 1984[3]) is a Chinese goalball player. He won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.[4] He was the top scorer in the tournament with 17 goals,[2] and he scored 6 goals in the final against Lithuania.[1]

Chen Liangliang
Personal information
Born (1984-09-28) September 28, 1984 (age 37)
Lankao County,[1] Henan, China
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Weight85 kg (187 lb)[2]
Sport
SportMen's goalball
Disability classB1[3]
Chen Liangliang
Traditional Chinese陳亮亮
Simplified Chinese

When he was six years old, he developed blindness after pouring cold well water over his head. He was diagnosed with optic neuropathy. His parents sold everything in the house to cover his medical bills, but he never regained his eyesight.[1] He began to play goalball when he was 15.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Zhou Yan (14 October 2008). "门球是我明亮的眼睛". Kaifeng Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Chen Liangliang". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Goalball Men Quarterfinal Start List" (PDF). 2016 Summer Paralympics. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Liang Liang Chen". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 26 January 2020.
  5. ^ Fan Jing (9 September 2008). "盲人门球选手陈亮亮:进按摩学校意外收获爱情". China Central Television (in Chinese). Retrieved 26 January 2020.