Armed for paralympic battle

No self-pity, no being a victim, just a huge determination to swim in the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Sun Hongsheng has no arms. He lost them when he was five.

He confronts that matter-of-factly. There’s no self-pity, no being a victim.

He's a regular teenager who likes hanging out with friends and playing video games.

And at the Yunzhinan Swimming Club in Kunming, China, he trains for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

This is his story.

About Hongsheng

Sun Hongsheng is a Chinese swimmer who lost his arms after an accident with a power line. Despite that, he went on to train at the Yunzhinan Swimming Club in Kunming, China, in hopes of competing at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Contributors

Filmmaker

Jeremy Boo & Lee Xian Jie