The story of China’s first gold medalist at the Winter Paralympics

The story of China's first gold medalist at the Winter Paralympics

The story of China’s first gold medalist at the Winter Paralympics

IANS , Edited By : IANS , Updated on: 05 Mar 2022, 07:55:01 PM

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Beijing: In the men’s 6 km biathlon (sitting) competition of the Beijing Winter Paralympics held on March 5, Chinese youth player Liu Jishu won the gold medal by completing the match in 18 minutes 51.50 seconds. This is the first gold medal of the Chinese sports delegation at this Winter Paralympics.

A total of 20 athletes participated in the event. 24-year-old Liu Jishu made a steady performance to take the first place with a clear lead.

After the match, he expressed great satisfaction with his performance. He said that it is not easy for a disabled player, be it skiing or shooting. Especially today it is very cold. We had to overcome many difficulties.

He said that my path was full of many difficulties and challenges. But in spite of various defeats and blows, I did not give up. I will keep trying my best in future matches. I firmly believe that life never disappoints those who work hard.

In August 1997, Liu Jishu was born in Xi’an city of western China. He was fond of sports since childhood. Unfortunately, at the age of 11, he lost a leg in a road accident. He did not believe in life for a long time after his leg was cut. After five years he was selected in the local handicap association’s archery team and started practicing archery. In 2017, 20-year-old Liu Jishu joined the national winter para biathlon team after a series of stringent selections from his strong physical condition. With this a new chapter was added in his life.

After five years of rigorous practice, Liu Jishu, who competed in the Winter Paralympics for the first time, created a charisma to win the gold medal.

(Credits—China Media Group, Beijing)

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First Published : 05 Mar 2022, 07:55:01 PM

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