What makes He Yi Yi China’s most special football player?
Yi Yi is admired across China and the world. That's because this Chinese footballer has never let his disability stop him from going all out on the football pitch. He pushes himself to the limit, physically.
Yi Yi, who is 21 years old, was diagnosed with a former of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, when he was just 12 years old.
He had to undergo a surgery, which led to the amputation of his left leg. Despite that, Yi Yi became a phenomenon in China.
He was even invited to meet Marcelo Lippi, the legendary Chinese national team coach. Yi Yi is also the 2015 Paralympics champion from China.
No wonder people call him a champion.
Watching Yi Yi, it becomes evident how a strong mind can break all the stereotypes around disabled athletes. He makes fans forget that he is disabled.