A Special Torch Bearer Makes Debut at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics
- In the afternoon, Yan Yuhong from Sichuan recommended by Samsung, the global partner of the Olympic Games and sponsor of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, attended the torch relay as a special torch bearer. Samsung (China) also donated the electric wheelchair to Yan in 2013 through its Swing of Love programme to help improve his living and learning conditions, while funding his rehabilitation and training in 2014.
As the last torch bearer that day, Yan completed the torch relay on an electric wheelchair and won applause from the crowds. After the completion of the torch relay, many people took group photos with him to mark the occasion. Later, local media also interviewed Yan. It was the first time for Yan to be a torch bearer and he was very excited. He also expressed his wish to carry the Olympic torch for China in 2022.
Yan Yuhong was stricken with polio and suffered from paraplegia due to high fever at the age of one. From then, he started the life of "hand stand walk". Fortunately, thanks to the Chinese Government, media and community, Yan finally got on his feet through multiple operations and rehabilitation training. With the gradual physical rehabilitation, Yan started to pursue his "sports dream". He actively participated in swim training and subsequently won three medals on swimming competitions of Sichuan Disabled Games.
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