Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Don't Laugh.



Did you laugh @ the video? I didn't.

Instead, I teared.

His name is Eric Moussambani. Moussambani gained entry to the Olympics without meeting the minimum qualification requirements via a wildcard draw designed to encourage developing countries without expensive training facilities to participate

Before coming to the Olympics, Moussambani had never seen a 50 m (160 ft) long Olympic-size swimming pool. He took up swimming only eight months before the Olympics and had practiced in a 20 m (66 ft) pool at a hotel in Malabo.

Yet, he could set himself a record time of 1:52.72 for his 100m freestyle.

At the very least, he had the courage to completed the race.

There are people out there who's trying so hard to achieve something that most of us might took for granted. In Singapore, we basically have Swimming pools everywhere where one could just jump right in and swim. But in Equatorial Guinea, where Moussambani is from. Swimming pools are such a luxury.

We are 1 lucky nation arn't we.

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