Zhang Wei (goalball)

Zhang Wei (Chinese: 张魏, born 22 December 1989[4]) is a Chinese goalball player. She won a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Zhang Wei
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Personal information
Born (1989-12-22) December 22, 1989 (age 31)
Jingjiang,[1] Jiangsu, China
EducationNanjing University of Chinese Medicine[2]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Weight66 kg (146 lb)[2]
SportWomen's goalball
Disability classB1[3]
Zhang Wei
Traditional Chinese張魏
Simplified Chinese

At age 6, she experienced loss of vision and was diagnosed with optic neuropathy. She began playing goalball in 2008, after participating in track and field for a few years.[1] She discontinued running because she could not find a permanent sighted guide.[2] She missed the 2012 Summer Paralympics due to a rotator cuff tear.[5]


  1. ^ a b Zhang Jinling (21 May 2018). "张魏:用自信和努力找回"光明"". Jingjiang Daily (in Chinese). Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Zhang Wei". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Goalball Women Quarterfinal Start List" (PDF). 2016 Summer Paralympics. 14 September 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Zhang Wei". 2016 Summer Paralympics. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  5. ^ "我市两朵铿锵玫瑰入选国家队备战里约残奥会". Taizhou Disabled Persons' Federation (in Chinese). 28 April 2016. Retrieved 25 January 2020.