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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. /CFP
Chinese Deng Xuemei gives a thumbs up as she celebrates winning the Tokyo Paralympics powerlifting women’s +86-kilogram event in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2021. /CFP
Bian Jing (R) of China competes during the Tokyo Paralympics wheelchair fencing women’s epee event in Chiba, Japan, August 26, 2021. /CFP
Tan Shumei of China celebrates after winning the Tokyo Paralympics wheelchair fencing women’s sabre final in Chiba, Japan, August 25, 2021. /CFP
Chinese Gu Haiyan (C) and teammates celebrate winning the Tokyo Paralympics women’s team foil event in Chiba, Japan, August 29, 2021. /CFP
Chen Minyi of China competes during the Tokyo Paralympics archery women’s individual event in Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 2021. /CFP
China’s Lin Yueshan (R) and Chile’s Mariana Zuniga Varela compete during the Tokyo Paralympics archery women’s individual compound open event in Tokyo, Japan, August 30, 2021. /CFP
Zhou Zhaoqian (L) of China is congratulated by teammate Zou Lihong after winning the Tokyo Paralympics athletics women’s 1500 meters T54 final in Tokyo, Japan, August 31, 2021. /CFP
(L-R) Wen Xiaoyan of China, Jaleen Roberts of the U.S. and Jiang Fenfen of China compete during the Tokyo Paralympics athletics women’s 100 meters T37 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2021. /CFP
Gao Fang of China celebrates after winning the Tokyo Paralympics athletics women’s 100 meters T53 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 2021. /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. /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. /CFP
Ma Jia of China wins the Tokyo Paralympics swimming women’s 50 meters freestyle S11 final in Tokyo, Japan, August 29, 2021. /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. /CFP
Yang Qiuxia of China competes during the Tokyo Paralympics badminton women’s singles SU5 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 4, 2021. /CFP
Cheng Hefang of China competes during the Tokyo Paralympics badminton women’s singles SL4 final in Tokyo, Japan, September 5, 2021. /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
(With input from Xinhua) 
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CGTN Sports Talk: How much do you know about the Paralympics?
Copyright © 2020 CGTN. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3
Copyright © 2020 CGTN. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3
Copyright © 2020 CGTN. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3

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