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Uruguayan amputee Dario Silva wants to row at London 2012 Olympics

Silva_dario_pfc_profile_2005Former Portsmouth striker Dario Silva has announced he hopes to compete as a rower at the 2012 Olympics despite having a leg amputation in September. The ex-Uruguay international lost part of his right leg in a car crash, but is hopeful of competing at the London games.

He said: "I have a lot of free time to dedicate to rowing with a view to going to the Olympics, something I have never done as a sportsman. I don’t know if I can win, but at least I will compete." Silva, who will be 39 by then, said the 2008 Olympics in Beijing would come too soon after his recent surgery.

[Rob Parker]

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By Ollie Irish on November 22nd, 2006 in Portsmouth, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to “Uruguayan amputee Dario Silva wants to row at London 2012 Olympics”

  1. bellxone says:

    Thats a wonderful news for this amazing soccer player ! all my best whishies for him !
    viva dario silva !