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.
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