Shen Yugong won her 3rd Paralympic Gold Medal in Sitting Volleyball (in a row) at London 2012 and has been the one of the sports best attackers for over a decade.
To read all about her background and how she got into Sitting Volleyball please click on her name above or HERE.
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'After knee surgery following a sports injury, I unfortunately had to quit playing Volleyball. I was devastated, I could not imagine a life without Volleyball, but I didn't know what I could do about it. But then our previous National Coach for Sitting Volleyball kept pestering me to join the Berlin Club for Sitting Volleyball, that I eventually said OK, I'll give it a go. So, in 2008, I "sat down" for the first time in my life to play Volleyball. That was enough to fall in love with this sport.
It's not just "sitting around" waiting for a ball, it's so much more than that: It's extremely fast and you need so much body control. It's exhilarating! You must come and try it for yourself to really know what I mean.'
'It is also amazing, as disabled people can play together with non-disabled people, on the field there is no difference between us. I am so impressed by all the wonderful characters I have met through the sport. Some have had such horrible accidents or other terrible moments to cope with in their life and they handle it so well. The sport give us all a platform to come together, to be active and to enjoy ourselves.'