NY1 At 20: 1998 Report Follows Up With Parents Of Injured China Gymnast
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As NY1 revisits its 20-year history, the station looks back at reporter John Schiumo's July 27, 1998 interview with the parents of Sang Lan, a teenage gymnast from China who damaged her spine while warming up for competition at the Goodwill Games in New York.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: Despite months of rehabilitation at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sang Lan remains paralyzed below her chest. However, she has regained some use of her arms and hands. Today she is a media personality and advocate for the disabled in her native China.