[Explanation] On May 15, on the eve of the National Day for the Disabled, the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee held the 2021 National Day for the Disabled.
Liu Yukun, the champion of the Barcelona Paralympic discus event and member of the Beijing Winter Olympics propaganda team, shared his own experience about his love for the Paralympic, and used this to inspire the disabled to build confidence and courage through sports.
[Concurrent] Liu Yukun, champion of the Barcelona Paralympic discus event and member of the Beijing Winter Olympics propaganda team
(At that time) you had to throw more than 100 discus shots every day. As far as the throw was, you had to pick it up piece by piece. In winter, the shot put was pushed into the snow, and a piece of skin was torn off by putting it on the neck.
That's it. In training and competitions year after year, my performance is constantly improving.
In 1992, I represented the Chinese team in the 9th Paralympic Games held in Barcelona, Spain. I won this gold medal at that Olympic Games.
[Explanation] At the event that day, Yang Yang, Chairman of the Athletes Committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, announced the initiative of "Paralympic sports to promote the integrated development of the disabled".
She called on everyone to join hands to break discrimination and prejudice and give more care to the disabled.
[Concurrent] Yang Yang, Chairman of the Athletes Committee of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics
(Paralympic athletes) When you muster your courage, show your demeanor and challenge yourself time and time again, not only do you inspire yourself, but also inspire everyone. We will sincerely cheer for the outstanding performance of the athletes and the glory of life And encourage, applaud for the lofty Paralympic spirit.
When seeing this scene, I believe everyone will understand that the disabled are no different from the able-bodied. They can live wonderfully, realize the value of life, and contribute to social development.
[Explanation] Zhou Changkui, vice chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, vice chairman and chairman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, said in his speech that promoting the spirit of the Paralympics, promoting the integration and development of the disabled, and promoting the construction of an inclusive society are important for hosting the Paralympics. purpose.
[Concurrent] Zhou Changkui, Vice Chairman of the Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, Vice Chairman and Chairman of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation
(Beijing Winter Olympics Organizing Committee) has done a lot of work in the dissemination of the Paralympic concept, cultural promotion, and atmosphere creation. This will enhance the awareness of helping the disabled in the whole society, promote the improvement of measures for the disabled, and encourage the disabled to forge ahead, integrate and share Play an important role and will leave a rich Paralympic legacy.
[Explanation] May 16 this year is the 31st National Day for the Disabled. The theme is "Consolidate the achievements of disabled persons from poverty and improve the quality of life of disabled persons."
The "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of the Disabled" came into effect on May 15, 1991. The "National Day for the Disabled" started in 1991, and the "National Day for the Disabled" is held every year.
Reporter Xu Pengpeng reports from Beijing
Editor in charge: [Liu Xian]