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Blind Chinese footballer brings hope to children in the dark

14th September 2022

Blind Chinese footballer brings hope to children in the dark

Editor:Zhao Li

Nicknamed the "Messi of blind footballers", coach Wang Yafeng has taught visually impaired children that their futures lie far beyond their perceived limitations.

His unique skill involves taking three steps back before each accurate kickoff or shoot.

He can spot a silent ball and accurately calculate the best angle before he shoots. This requires not only great directional ability and absolute confidence, but also persistent training, Wu Shuying, the then principal of the Fuzhou School for the Blind, told China News Service.

Wang was born in a mountain village in Fuzhou City, southeast Chinas Fujian Province in 1990. His fate changed after he was sent to the Fuzhou School for the Blind at the age of 8.

He was among the first batch of blind footballers in China.

As a member of the Chinese Men's Blind Football Team, Wang won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, a gold medal at the 2010 Asian Para Gamesin Guangzhou,


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