A Tough Road to Success

September 8, 2012 at 12:43 am Leave a comment

Sebastian Rodriguez won his 13th Paralympic medal in the S5 50m Freestyle, but his achievement received very little acknowledgment, as his past is a little better know in his home land than his current feats.

in 1985 Rodriguez was sentenced to 84 years in prison following his part in the murder of a Spanish businessman. While on hunger strike in prison he lost both of his legs, having gone 432 days without food, and in 1994 he was released. The reason being under Spanish law the seriously ill should not be kept in Prison. In 2007 he received a Government pardon.

He has certainly had a different route to success at the Paralympic Games and one can’t help feeling that some Hollywood director may seize on his story and tell it in film.


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