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Runner Zhang Lixin named China's flag-bearer for Paralympics

08-29-2012 10:27 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

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The 2012 London Paralympics will officially get underway on Wednesday with a gala Opening Ceremony in the British Capital. China has sent a total of 282 athletes to compete in the games, and has announced their flag bearer for the opening ceremony.

Zhang Lixin, who calls Dalian home, has been named as China’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony. Zhang had a fantastic Paralympics four years ago here in Beijing, as he won gold medals in the men’s 200 meters and 400 meters for his category. The Chinese also grabbed gold medals in the men’s 4×100 and 4 × 400 meter relays. As he gets ready for a third Paralympics, Zhang says he is once again in peak condition.

Zhang Lixin competes during the men's 200 meter T54 event at the Beijing Paralympics in
this Sept 14, 2008 file photo. Chinese Paralympic delegation announced on Tuesday that
Zhang has been picked as the flag bear for the team at the opening ceremony of London
Paralympic Games which will be held from Aug 29 to Sept 9. He won four gold medals at the
Beijing Paralympic Games.[Photo/Xinhua]

Zhang Lixin bites the gold medal after wining men's 200
meter T54 event at the Beijing Paralympics in this Sept
14, 2008 file photo. [Photo/Xinhua]

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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