Ottobock ambassador

Li Maoda

In 2009, Li Maoda lost his right leg due to a work accident at the port of Tianjin (Northern China). Just three years later, he started his Para sport career with wheelchair fencing and then switched to Para athletics.

The loss of his leg did not stop him

He has always been a sportive person, so he decided while in hospital, that he wants to get active in sports. He started his Para sport journey with wheelchair fencing and successfully finished the National Championship in 2013 at 6th place.

But he recognized quickly, that he did not want to sit in a wheelchair doing sports, since walking and running was still possible. In 2013, he got his first running prosthesis and joined the Chinese Para athletics team as a sprinter.

"There is no reason I can't run if I can walk well. So, I tried hard and then, here I am! Running is my favorite!"

Li Maoda, Para athlete and Ottobock ambassador

Ottobock ambassador Li Maoda practising for his 200 metre sprint

He aims for the gold medal during the 2021 Chinese National Games

Since joining the Chinese Para athletics team, he has been one of the best sprinters with leg amputation in China. He won several gold medals in the 100 metre and 200 metre sprint at the Chinese National Games and broke the national record of 200 metre for the T63 class.

One of his future goals is to defend his title at the Chinese National Games in 2021. He also wants to inspire people with disabilites to get active in sports.

Key facts

  • Nation: China
  • Year of birth: 1988
  • Sport: Para athletics – 100 m, 200 m
  • Classification: T63
  • Club: Shandong Province Team

Victories and achievements

  • Chinese National Games Beijing 2019:
    • Gold medal on 100 m
    • Gold medal on 200 m (national record)