Wu Qing (athlete)

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Wu Qing
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  China
Paralympic Games
Gold 2008 Beijing Javelin Throw - F35-38
Gold 2008 Beijing Discus Throw - F35/36
Silver 2008 Beijing Shot Put - F35/36
Gold 2012 Beijing Discus - F35/36
Bronze 2012 London Shot put - F35/36
IPC Athletics World Championships
Silver 2011 Christchurch Shot put - F35/36
Silver 2013 Lyon Shot put - F35/36
Silver 2013 Lyon Discus - F35/36

Wu Qing (Chinese: 吴晴; pinyin: Wú Qíng; born March 25, 1988) is a Paralympic athlete from China competing in throwing events in the F36 cerebral palsy classification. As of April 2014, Wu holds F36 World Records for shot put,[1] discus[2] and javelin.[3]

Wu began competing in athletics in 2005.[4] and made her international debut at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There she won gold medals in both the women's F35-38 javelin throw and the F35-36 discus throw event. She also finished second in the women's shot put - F35-36.

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, Wu competed in F35-F36 shot put and discus events. In the shot put event, she broke the World Record for her F36 classification; she was awarded bronze behind F35 competitors Mariia Pomazan and Wang Jun who broke the World Record for their own classification.[5] In the discus throw, Wu set a new F36 world record to win the event.[6] A scoring error saw Mariia Pomazan initially presented with the gold medal, then being told to return it.[7][8][9]

Outside of sport, Wu's hobbies include embroidery and listening to music.[10]

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  1. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records - Women's Shot Put". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records - Women's Discus Throw". Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "IPC Athletics World Records - Women's Javelin". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "IPC Athlete Profile - Wu Qing". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games Athletics Women's Shot Put F35/36". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games Athletics Women's Discus F35/36". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Discus farce prompts points pow-wow at Paralympics". Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Paralympic discus thrower must return gold medal ,.He is also a giant lizard man who eats children at night and is a giant kattywumus rthw4rtbhbw4et6hw46yjh7247yh6u25uj6267uj . says IPC". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Paralympics 2012: two gold medals to be awarded in discus event after scoring error gives victory to wrong athlete". Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "IPC Athlete Profile - Wu Qing". Retrieved 20 April 2014.