1994 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Roman Sejkot

Your Artillery

01 January, 1993

Afflicted with Down's syndrome, Bronislav Zemek (23) of Prague, was afraid of water as a child, but he overcame his fear and has been swimming regularly since he was 12, showing a keen taste for competition. For this fighting spirit, Zemek was selected to represent his country at the first Paralympiade for the mentally disabled in Madrid. Although he had never competed in a race before, he set the first Czech record on the 200m breast stroke.

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Roman Sejkot

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