Lian Hao (left) and his teammates raised the national flag to celebrate after winning the gold medal
China Lanzhou News Network on September 6 Good news came from Tokyo on September 4. In the men's table tennis team finals of level 9-10 of the Tokyo Paralympic Games, which ended on September 3, the Chinese team composed of Gansu athlete Lian Hao and Shandong athlete Zhao Yiqing beat Australia 2:0, winning the 84th gold medal of the Paralympic Games for the Chinese delegation.
Lian Hao was born in Honggu District, Lanzhou City in 1995. He was born with a congenital disability in his right hand. In order to exercise and keep away from diseases, 5-year-old Lian Hao went to the table tennis court.
In 2007, Lian Hao was selected into the national team to practice with the main players;
Since 2009, Lian Hao has monopolized the champion of the national disabled table tennis championship for six years, and has been the main force of the national team;
In 2010, he won the silver medal of men's singles in T10 and the gold medal of team in TT9-TT10 in Guangzhou Asian Paralympic Games;
In 2011, Lian Hao won the gold medal of TT10 singles at the 8th National Games for the disabled;
In 2012, at the London Paralympic Games, Lian Hao won the fifth place in TT10 men's singles and the gold medal in TT9-TT10 men's team. So far, at the age of 17, Lian Hao has become the double champion of the Asian Paralympic Games and the Paralympic Games;
In 2014, Lian Hao won two gold medals in TT9 men's singles and TT9-TT10 team at the National Table Tennis Championships for the disabled; And won the men's TT9-TT10 team gold medal and individual bronze medal in the Argentine disabled table tennis open;
In 2015, Lian Hao won two gold medals in TT9-TT10 team and TT9 singles in Jordan disabled table tennis open; And won the team gold medal and singles bronze medal in the Jordan disabled table tennis Asian Championship;
In 2016, Lian Hao won the men's TT9-TT10 team gold medal and the fourth place in singles at the Rio Paralympic Games;
In 2017, he participated in the ITTF disabled table tennis Asian championship, the world disabled table tennis Thailand open and the Spanish disabled table tennis open, and won 6 gold medals.
In addition, Lian Hao has also won many honors: in 2010, he was awarded the honorary title of "2007-2010 national advanced individual in sports for the disabled" by the China Disabled Persons' Federation and the State General Administration of sports; After the 2012 London Paralympic Games, he was awarded the "May 4th" youth medal by the Provincial Youth League Committee; After the 2014 Asian Para Game in Korea, he was awarded the "model worker of Gansu Province" by the Provincial Federation of trade unions; In 2015, he was recorded as a first-class merit by the provincial government after the Ninth National Paralympic Games; After the 2016 Brazilian Paralympic Games, he was recorded as a first-class merit by the provincial government.
(picture provided by Tan Anli, all media reporter of Lanzhou daily and the disabled persons' Federation of Lanzhou province)