Chen Liangliang led China’s Paralympic goalball team to gold at the Beijing Paralympics. Developed after World War II by doctors hoping to improve the sight of visually impaired veterans, the sport is similar to handball. At the Paralympics a team can have six athletes, though only three may be on the court at any given time. Players attempt to hurl a ball, which has a bell inside, into the opponent’s goal—a skill Chen has mastered.
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