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'Basketball girl' to swim in 2012 Paralympics

(Xinhua)

11:14, October 12, 2011

Qian Hongyan uses half a basketball to get around and to pursue her dream. (People's Daily Online)

Edited and Translated by Han Shasha

Qian Hongyan had her legs removed after a car accident when she was 4 years old.

Dubbed the "Basketball girl," Qian, who has to use half a basketball as her prosthetic body, has a big dream, which is to compete as a swimmer in the 2012 Paralympics in London.


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