Rio Paralympics’ gold medalist Huang Wenpan has reportedly died in a car accident at the age of 23.
According to local police’s official weibo account, the tragedy happened when his vehicle crashed into a lamp post on a road in Hongya County of southwest China’s Sichuan Province.
Huang snatched 5 gold medals and set up a series of world records in 5 different swimming events during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The events included the mixed 4x50m freestyle 20 points, the men’s 50m freestyle S3, the men’s 50m breaststroke SB2, the men’s 200m freestyle S3, and the men’s 150m individual medley SM3.
Huang was born with cerebral palsy and began swimming in 2010.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily