They, accounting for 15% of the world's population, making us moved 100%
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- On October 28, 2023, the 4th Asian Para Games came to an end in Hangzhou. About 3,800 athletes from 44 countries and regions shed their sweat on their own 'fields', winning 502 gold medals, 499 silver medals, and 572 bronze medals, proving with their own strength that the disabled, who account for 15% of the world's population, would make us moved 100%.
Although blind, she has a pair of very bright “eyes”. Liu Cuiqing, a 32-year-old veteran who competed for the 4th Asian Para Games, partnered with her guide Chen Shengming, won the gold medal in the women's 400m T11 final in 56.53 seconds, setting a new Asian Para Games record. This is also the third gold medal she won at this Asian Para Games.
Short in stature, but strong in aura. In the track and field, there are a group of athletes "imps" classified as F41, who, despite being less than 1.4 meters tall, possess astonishing strength.
Without arms, they can still “soar” as freely as flying fishes. In the men's 50m freestyle S5 swimming final, a Chinese team member Guo Jincheng jumped into the pool and clocked 30.01 seconds, breaking his Asian Para Games record of 30.28 seconds set in the same day's preliminary heats.
Sitting in a wheelchair, they can still “walk” freely. In the women's wheelchair basketball tournament, the Chinese team played against the Japanese team twice, and finally won the championship after fierce competition.
Even if the whole body cannot move freely, they can still aim at the target and fight for it. Boccia is a sport for people with severe spasms, cerebral palsy, or severe physical disabilities. The rod in the athlete's mouth is their "hand", and the ball is the direction.
Even if they fall behind, they never give up any goal. In the women's badminton SL3 final, Xiao Zuxian, a girl from Chongqing played against Indonesian players. Despite falling behind in the first inning, she earned back and finally won the championship 2-1. This is the first gold medal she won at the Asian Para Games and also the first gold medal won by Chongqing at this year's Asian Para Games.
“Team China! Cheer up!" In the audience, many parents and their children, came to cheer for the Team China. Despite young faces and voice, they bring loud sound of cheering.
On October 27, the Team China won a gold medal in the men's blind goalball final by overcoming the Japan team 9-3! Chinese goalball player Hu Mingyao took off his blindfold and walked towards the audience with a bunch of flowers in hand. Then he proposed to his girlfriend Qiqi. This romance touched the audience.
As the youngest athlete in the Chinese table tennis team, Jin Yucheng suffered a regrettable loss in the women's singles class 6 semi-finals. With a bronze medal she won, she said that she would never admit defeat. Afterwards, after adjusting her mind state quickly, she and her partner won another gold medal for Chongqing by beating the players from Thailand 3-0 in the women's doubles class WD14 final. The spirit of never giving up moved every one. (Translated by Hu Chuanmin, Fathom Language Limited)