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AP In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 photo, North Korea's soley competitor Rim Ju Song, centre, sits in his wheelchair during the team's welcoming ceremony - Photo

In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 photo, North Korea's soley competitor Rim Ju Song, centre, sits in his wheelchair during the team's welcoming ceremony

Tuesday August 28, 11:59 AM
In this Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 photo, North Korea's soley competitor Rim Ju Song, centre, sits in his wheelchair during the team's welcoming ceremony at the London 2012 Paralympic games in London. Rim Ju Song, who actually lives in Beijing and lost an arm and leg in a construction accident, became his country's only hope. The problem: He couldn't really swim. The first training session was a disaster. He sank "like a rock," recalled Kim Sung Chol of the North Korean Paralympic Committee. Nevertheless, he soon learned the crawl stroke and in May, Rim and his coaches boarded a plane for Berlin and his first international competition. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)