Beyond the Body's Limits(上)
At the Sydney Olympics in 2000, a British man, Steve Redgrave, showed the world how resilient the human mind and body are. At the Olympics, athletes demonstrate both their athletic skills and their strength. In Sydney, Steve Redgrave and the British rowing team won the gold medal. He beat every other rowing team in the world-and coped with two very serious illnesses.
Redgrave was one of the world's top rowers, with Olympic medals from 1984, 1988,1992, and 1996, as well as nine World Championship medals. Then, suddenly, he faced two serious health problems. In 1997, he had surgery for appendicits, and was unable to row for a time after the operation. The next year, he was diagnosed with diabetes, a severe problem for an athlete. People with diabetes need to watch their diet and exercise very carefully, and give themselves daily injections of insulin to control their blood sugar.
My first thought was that my rowing career was at an end, Redgrave said. But instead of giving up rowing- a very physically demanding sport-he decided to continue the exhausting training for the Olympics, even though his body was sick. He had to test his blood sugar many times every day.
Athletes often push themselves to the limits of physical and mental endurance by regularly trying to go faster, higher, and further in their chosen sport than any other athlete has in the past. Many spend weeks or months recovering from damage they have done to their bodies in training.
Athlete are not the only people who put great stress on their bodies. There are certain occupations that test a perso's endurance and put a greater strain on on's health.
Astronauts, for example, surffer from loss of calcium and other important minerals in their bones almost as soon as they fo into space. Many astronauts also lose bone density and muscle strength while in space. This occurs because they are floating, rather than walking, for long periods of time.
For this reasin, when an astronaut returns to earth, he or she may have difficulty walking.
Astronauts and athletes use great courage and determination to overcome the limits of the human body. At the Sydeny Olympic games, Steve Redgrave and his team rowed to victory, and his fifth Olympic gold medal.
It was an amazing achievent for Redgrave-and it showed the world what the human body can endure.
1...What is the author’s opinion about Steve Redgrave?(請翻譯)
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
雷德格雷夫是一個世界頂級賽艇運動員，與奧運獎牌從 1984年，1988,1992和1996，以及9個世界錦標賽獎牌。然後，突然，他面臨兩個嚴重的健康問題。 1997年，他接受過手術的appendicits，並不能行一段時間後的操作。第二年，他被診斷患有糖尿病，嚴重的問題，一個運動員。糖尿病人要注意自己的飲食和運動非常謹慎，給自己每天注射胰島素來控制血糖。