Zhao Xu (athlete)

Zhao Xu (born 16 November 1985) is a Paralympian athlete from China competing mainly in T46 classification sprint events.[1]

Zhao Xu
Personal information
Born (1985-11-16) 16 November 1985 (age 36)
Yuxi, China
Height168 cm (66 in)
Sport
CountryChina
SportAthletics
Disability classT46
Event(s)sprint
ClubYunnan Province

Zhao represented his country at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, where he competed at two events, the 100 and 200 metre sprints. He managed to make the finals of the 100 metre race, finishing just outside the medals in fourth place. Four years later, at the 2012 Paralympics in London he won two medals, a gold in the 100 meter sprint and a silver as part of the men's 100 metre relay team.[2]

Personal historyEdit

Zhao was born in Yuxi, China in 1985. At the age of nine he touched a live electrical cable which resulted in the loss of his arms.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "IPC Athletics World Championship: Lyon 2013 - Official Results Book" (pdf). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Cao Yuanhang". IPC. Retrieved 28 August 2016.