On December 28, 2018, the “Annual News Persons Aid the Disabled” event jointly organized by the China Commission of Promotion of Publicity for the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Persons (CCPPUCDP) together with Xinhua Net was held in Beijing. And Lu Cailiang, the President of ParaVolley Asia Oceania (PVAO), won the award “Annual News Persons Aid the Disabled”.
Mr Lu has a illustrious history in the world of paralympic sport. The Tangqi Goalball Training Center of Zhejiang Province is a comprehensive sports training and competition base and training national elite goalball athletes, with the main task to serve as the training and competition centre for paralympic sports such as goalball.
In 2005, Mr Lu’s Hangzhou Weiyi Weaving Factory became a temporary training base for the goalball team of Zhejiang Province . In 2011, the Goalball Competition of 8th National Games of Disabled Persons People’s Republic of China was held at the base. and in May 2014, the “Asian Paralympic Committee Sports Center” was unveiled at the base. In February 2017, it was named the China Sports Training Base for Disabled by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation. And in June 2017, it was unveilled as the World ParaVolley Hangzhou Development Center China. Not long after, in July 2017, Mr Lu, the Director of the China Sports Training Base, was elected the President of ParaVolley Asia Oceania, one of the major Zones of World ParaVolley.
Great achievements have been made since the establishment of the base. At the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, the men’s Goalball team won the championship; in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the Chinese men’s team reached the finals while the women’s team won three Paralympic Games silver medals in succession. In the World Championships and Asian Para Games, China won the championship many times. In May 2014, Mr Lu , the Director of the China Sports Training Base, was cordially received by Xi Jinping the President of People’s Republic of China, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as a representative of the “National Advanced Collective for Disabled Assistance”.
The “Top Ten News Persons Aid the Disabled in China in 2017” award has capped off an incredible journey for Mr Lu in paralympic sport..