Paralympics 2012: Achmat Hassiem, Shark Attack Survivor, Wins Bronze In 100M Butterfly
LONDON — Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his right leg.
The South African was attacked by a shark off the coast of Cape Town six years ago after he lured the great white away from his younger brother. Before then Hassiem had competed in various sports, including swimming, but wasn’t sure what to do after losing his leg.
Source: The Huffington Post