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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Provided by: Siatkówka NA Siedząco (www.facebook.com/siatkowkanasiedzaco)
'In 2005 I first saw sitting volleyball (thank god for that) and immediately fell in love with the sport. Compared with individual sports, sitting volleyball is very dynamic and training is much more interesting and there are many more competitions. Unfortunately with sitting volleyball I started quite late, which to this day I still regret. In 2009 I was invited to the Croatian National team, and since then I have been a permanent member.
I became president of the Croatian Association of sitting volleyball in 2012 but still play and train. I am especially proud because in my tenure we have formed a Croatian Sitting Volleyball women's team that will compete for the first time at the European Championships in Elblag, Poland in 2013.
I love sitting volleyball and because this sport without differences can play people with disabilities and people without disabilities. Sport is the best rehabilitation there is for people with a disability but sitting volleyball is simply the best and that is the reason that I recommend it for anyone and everyone.’
‘I was born in 1968 and before my incident I played rugby. I was wounded in 1992 during a war that devastated my home country. In 1995 I started to compete in swimming for people with disabilities. Although I love swimming, I didn’t like to practice this sport. For many years I was the swimming National Champion in Croatia, but unfortunately talent without any training was not enough to get me to the Paralympic Games!'