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Special athletes at London 2012 Olympic Games (3)

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

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Oksana Chusovitina – The most beautiful mother who joined the Game for 6 times
The 37-year-old German athlete Oksana Chusovitina is the oldest athlete on the women’s gymnastics field and an athlete who joined this match for the most times in the Olympics. Oksana firstly joined the Olympics in 1992 and married to Bakhodir Kurpanov, who used to be a wrestler from Uzbekistani in 1998. In 2002, their son was diagnosed as having leukemia. In order to let her son receive medical treatment in Germany, Oksana joined the German nationality.

In 2003, to make money to support her son’s medical treatment, Oksana returned to the field. She joined every match she could to win more money. After 10 years of hard working, her son’s condition got some improvement. Oksana said that she will not join the match for money in the future and 2012 Olympic Games might be her last one.

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(Editor:雪萌、叶欣)

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