The Soul of Life Disabled Persons Artistic Performance Troupe was established to display the artistic talents of individuals with disabilities. The troupe's aim is to spread appreciation for the hard work and talents of the disabled and give them attention and affirmation.
On March 31st, the annual traditional sports event was held in Zhengzhou—the 7th Zhengkai International Marathon. There was something different on the field while abled people were racing with each other. The disabled players from Soul of Life—Disabled Persons Artistic Performance Troupe, Henan Province, were showcasing their courage and confidence on their wheelchairs. They were racing for the freedom on the marathon court.
At 8:20, when the starting gun went off, 40 disabled athletes raced to the goal on their wheelchairs. The audiences burst out encouragement to them by shouting “Jia You”!
During the race, the wheelchair team sped forward to the finishing line, which drew the attention of many people along the road. The wheelchair marathon was the highlight of the race, thanks to the support and love from the Zhengzhou citizens.
Original article written by Ruifang Zhang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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