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Healing horrors of war on the track

China Daily | Updated: 2017-08-12 09:03

Para-athlete Alaize aims for glory after surviving atrocity in Africa

LONDON - Jean-Baptiste Alaize is known as the 'Lion', not for his considerable paraathletics achievements but for surviving horrific wounds sustained in Burundi's civil war over two decades ago, he told AFP.

The 26-year-old - who won bronze for France in the long jump at last month's world para-athletics championships at London Stadium - was just three when he and his family, who are Tutsis, fell victim to the onslaught of the majority Hutus in 1993.

Healing horrors of war on the track

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