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Star Snowboarder Su talks on power of role models | Updated: 2022-04-18 09:15
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What does the power of role models mean to the young? Superstar snowboarder Su Yiming may be a best person to offer an answer. He claimed China's first Olympic gold medal in men's snowboard Big Air during the Beijing Winter Olympics before his 18th birthday. He not only bagged two medals but also defeated his own idol in the same competition. He also inspired many young Chinese Paralympians to pursue their dreams in the following Winter Paralympics.

He became a young idol overnight for millions after his stunning performance at Beijing 2022. What does he think about his influences on young people? And how will the young man plan his future? China Daily talked with Su recently on the way his life had changed and got his responses to greetings from some Paralympians.

Su said he also paid attention to the Beijing Winter Paralympics and he watched nearly all the competitions. He had the utmost respect for all the Paralympians.

"Their perseverance in following their passion is inspirational for me and I hope they will achieve more and more in the future," he said.

Su believed that all can count on their unremitting efforts, "Just believe in yourself and our dream will come true one day."

He knew many people look up to him as a role model, so he can't stop his advancing. He is eyeing on Grand Slam and an admission letter from his dream university.

Watch the video to learn more about the 18-year-old snowboarding prodigy.

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