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Chinese swimmer with no arms earns four record-breaking gold medals at Tokyo Paralympics

SCMP, 07 Sep 2021
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A Chinese swimmer who lost his arms as a child has won four gold medals, all with record-breaking times, at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Zheng Tao was champion in the men's 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle and the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay. The pandemic-delayed Games held August 24-September 5, 2021, were the third Paralympics for the 30-year-old. His impressive performance in Tokyo has earned him the title "armless flying fish" among Chinese netizens.

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