Saturday, February 19, 2011

Blind Croat wins taekwondo gold

Slobodna Dalmacija /Mario Pušić / Cropix
A blind man from Croatia has won a gold medal at a taekwondo competition in the capital Zagreb, despite being the only competitor with a disability.

Mirsad Becirovic from the town of Karlovac has been dubbed the first blind person in the world to win a taekwondo gold medal in a regular competition.

The 36-year-old has revealed that he will try to make it to the Paralympic Games in London, but will have to compete in judo as they do not have taekwondo there.

Mirsad Becirovic became blind after an accident in 1998.

"I was at rock bottom but I decided to fight", said Mirsad Becirovic to daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.

1 comment:

phil said...

Haha - there's a big difference between Judo and TK