Triinh Thi Bich Nhu
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Vietnamese Paralympian no longer afraid to wear a swimsuit

Disabled by polio at three years old, Triinh Thi Bich Nhu was resigned to a sheltered life in a rural village in Vietnam - until she discovered swimming.

Now, through the sport she excels at, she has travelled the world, made friends, and achieved a life for herself that others never thought possible.

In this series, six women from around the world tell the stories of how they came to excel at their sport - the obstacles, challenges, failures and triumphs along the way.

  • 26 Feb 2016
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