- TobbitLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sang Lan (born June 11, 1981, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China) is a former Chinese gymnast, television personality and student.
Sang achieved excellence in gymnastics at a young age, winning the all-around and every single event final at the 1991 Zhejiang Province Championships. By 1995 she was competing nationally. Sang was one of China's strongest vaulters, placing second on the event at the 1995 Chinese Nationals. While she never represented China at the Olympics or World Gymnastics Championships, she did compete at the 1996 and 1997 American Cup meets and was selected for the 1998 Goodwill Games team.
In New York at the Goodwill Games, during warmups for the vault event final, Sang fell while she was performing a timer (a simple vault, used by the athlete to familiarize herself with the apparatus and warm up). She could not raise herself from the mat and was taken to the hospital.
Tests indicated that she had fractured and dislocated her C6 and C7 vertebrae and injured her spinal cord. The result of the injury was paralysis from the mid-chest down.
Sang remained in New York City for almost a year, rehabilitating at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation affiliated with Mt. Sinai Hospital. Many celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Celine Dion and Christopher Reeve visited and offered their support; she was also invited to participate in the New Year's Eve festivities in Times Square as an honored guest.
Since returning to China, Sang has become a celebrity and an advocate for the disabled. A television miniseries about her life was produced in the late 1990s; she was portrayed by her former gymnastics teammate Mo Huilan. Sang also hosts her own show, Sang Lan Olympics 2008. on STAR TV, a Mandarin-language television channel. She was an ambassador for Beijing's successful 2008 Olympics bid and has been selected as an Olympic relay torchbearer.
Sang is currently a student at Peking University. She has continued a rigorous physical therapy regime and has regained some use of her arms and hands. She has also expressed an interest in returning to competitive sports and wishes to represent China as a ping-pong player at the 2008 Paralympic Games.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sang_Lan
- 1 decade ago
Sang Lan is a Zhejiang Province Ningpo city ordinary family only daughter, father Sang Shisheng is the building management department's staff, mother Chen Xiufeng is the leather shoes factory worker, already came off sentry duty.85 years in May, the year only five years old, can sing and dance well the mulberry is settled on blue by the Ningpo city youth physical training school training, from this time on Sang Lanpian and gymnastics have the indissoluble bond.Although Sang Lan in physical training school gymnastic team, stature small, most can endure hardship actually.Pulls the ligament, practices and so on to be most difficult soft the tasteless fundamental training, she all can clench teeth persists to get down, never bursts into tears with the complaint.Because the second year, Sang Lan the result is outstanding, rises into the key training class.Her training said that,“Sang Lan is the child who is not aware of fatigue, the quality is specially good, so long as indicated slightly, can comprehend the movement main point.If stands upside down the movement, the average person must pass through half year above practice to be able to complete, but Sang Lan only spent week time to practice.」
17 year-old mulberry blue future light.She at that time positively practiced some high difficulty vaulting horse movement, if “front the hand turned the swivel 180 degrees to meet the direct backward somersault”, prepared to capture the gold medal at A.D. two millennium Olympic Games, climbed up the enterprise peak.98 years in July, Sang Lan goes to the New York Long Island to participate is known as “slightly transports” the name “the friendly games”, takes in front of Olympic Games' warm-up match.
Is ten thousand cannot expect her on evening practices the vaulting horse when July 21 to let slip tumbles, the forehead is well-grounded, the cervical vertebra nerve is injured seriously, the chest following loses consciousness, the flash captures the Olympic Games gold medal the dream to become the bubble.