Taiwan's Olympic bronze medal winner Chi Cheng has begun a long struggle back to fitness after undergoing a leg operation last month.
Taiwan's Olympic bronze medal winner Chi Cheng has begun a long struggle back to fitness after undergoing a leg operation last month. Official film has ben received of her recuperating.
Miss Chi, who is the holder of four world records -- the 100 yards, 100 metres, 200 yards and 200 metres events -- had a muscle removed from her leg.
She complained of soreness in her buttocks and thigh while in the United States, and returned to Taiwan for treatment.
Traditional treatment with herbal medicine failed and doctors were forced to operate. Her surgeon believes Miss Chi will run again, but she has given up thoughts of competing in this year's Olympics in Munich.
As part of her recuperation, Miss Chi spends time visiting the Taiwan country-side and fishing. She expects to take at least six months to fully recover. She has represented her country in the past three Olympics.
SYNOPSIS: Taiwan's leading woman athlete, Chi Cheng, has begun a long struggle to recover from a leg operation that deprived her of her chance to compete at this year's Olympic Games in Munich. Traditional herbal treatments failed after the bronze medal holder complained of soreness in the leg. Doctors were forced to remove a muscle. Official film shows how, to help with here recovery, Miss Chi spends time visiting the Taiwan country-side.
The champion, who holds the 100 yards, 100 metres, 200 yards and 200 metres world records, has represented her country in the past three Olympics.
Another of the athlete's methods of relaxing is fishing. With at least six months needed to recover from her operation, Miss Chi has given up thoughts of taking part at Munich. Her surgeon, however, insists that she will be able to run again.
In two years before her injury, Miss Chi built up an impressive list of athletic wins. Her success with a fishing road seems equally impressive.