Sunday, July 15, 2007

Survivor of Great White shark attack will participate to Paralympic Games 2008

Achmat Hassiem, the lifeguard whose foot was bitten off by a great white shark during a life-saving exercise at Sunrise Beach last August, is hoping to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

Hassiem says he is still nervous about going into the ocean (duh), but the loss of his leg hasn’t slowed him down. He says he swims faster now than he did with two legs.


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