OLYMPICS China honors female Paralympians as national role models

OLYMPICS

China honors female Paralympians as national role models

CGTN

19:58, September 11, 2021

A total of 16 individuals and five teams featuring female athletes will be honored by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) as national-level role models for their outstanding performances during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The ACWF said the female Paralympians trained and played in the Paralympic Games to the utmost, showing the world China's development in the cause of supporting the disabled and becoming paragons for people with disabilities.

The federation called on women to follow the example of the honored Paralympians, pursue excellence in their posts, and contribute to realizing the second centenary goal and the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.

Guo Lingling of China celebrates after winning the Tokyo Paralympics powerlifting women's -41-kilogram event in Tokyo, Japan, August 26, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

Zhou Xia of China celebrates after setting a new world record at the Tokyo Paralympics women's 200 meters T35 final in Tokyo, Japan, August 29, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

Gao Fang of China celebrates after winning the Tokyo Paralympics athletics women's 100 meters T53 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

Cai Liwen of China waves at the medal ceremony after winning the gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympics swimming women's 100 meters backstroke S11 final in Tokyo, Japan, August 28, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

China's Liu Yu (R) and Zhou Yanfei react after the Tokyo Paralympics swimming women's 50 meters backstroke S4 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 3, 2021. (Photo: CFP)

The list of honored athletes is as follows:

Individuals:

Guo Lingling (powerlifting)

Deng Xuemei (powerlifting)

Bian Jing (wheelchair fencing)

Tan Shumei (wheelchair fencing)

Gu Haiyan (wheelchair fencing)

Chen Minyi (archery)

Lin Yueshan (archery)

Zhou Zhaoqian (athletics)

Jiang Fenfen (athletics)

Gao Fang (athletics)

Zhou Xia (athletics)

Cai Liwen (swimming)

Ma Jia (swimming)

Liu Yu (swimming)

Yang Qiuxia (badminton)

Cheng Hefang (badminton)

Teams:

China's national wheelchair fencing women's epee team

China's national wheelchair fencing women's foil team

China's national table tennis women's team in TT1-3 class

China's national table tennis women's team in TT4-5 class

China's national table tennis women's team in TT6-8 class

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