A Boy with a Strong Will (18 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       20 Oct 2011       10016       4 GALLERY VIEW

The life of Dai Guohong was rather ordinary before 2008. He was 18 years old when he lost his both legs in the horrible Wenchuan earthquake. He didn’t give in, trained a lot and has now become one of China’s top swimmers.

 

Back in 2008 Dai was buried along with his classmates under the school’s roof. He survived that quake; however doctors had to amputate his legs in order to save Dai’s life.

The boy was desperate when he was noticed by a local disabled sports coach who encouraged the teenager to train as a Paralympics swimmer in Sichuan Province.

Dai spent up to 6 hours in the swimming pool every day. After training for 2 months, he participated in the National Disabled Swimming Championships and placed third in 100 meters backstroke.

The year of 2009 changed the boy’s life.

Dai spent up to 6 hours in the swimming pool every day. After training for 2 months, he participated in the National Disabled Swimming Championships and placed third in 100 meters backstroke.

Coach expects Dai to take part in the Paralympics 2012 that will be held in London.

Dai loves to swim.

Dai is a good friend of his teammate.

Dai Guohong uses prostheses in his everday life.

He also likes to spend time with his girlfriend and father.




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LS 9 year s ago
How powerful human beings can be!
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
Good for him but what's the big deal. He's got no legs. He's gotta do something all day.
       
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Tracen 9 year s ago
Touchdown! That's a rlelay cool way of putting it!
       
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