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Special athletes at London 2012 Olympic Games (2)

People's Daily Online)  09:10, August 17, 2012

(Photo from Xinhua)

Xu Lijia – “Female Yao Ming”
Xu Lijia won the gold in the women’s laser radial race at the London Olympics on Aug 6, 2012 and replaced the bronze medal which was won 4 years ago with a gold medal.

According to Xu’s father, Xu has a birth defect. One of her eyes is blind and one of her ears can’t hear clearly. Her left leg was once almost received an amputation due to a tumor on her left knee. This girl has to pay more hard works than usual people and finally her dream became true by standing on the highest peak of the sailing sports.

"Female Yao Ming” was a nickname people gave her when she shocked the world. Her calm and humorous during the interviews reminded the media of Yao Ming.

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