VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):盲人运动员徒步穿越大峡谷
日期:2018-10-23 17:15

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Blind Athlete Hikes the Grand Canyon
Shawn Cheshire is a blind cyclist who competed in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She hopes to take part again in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
But before that, she had a different goal: hiking the Grand Canyon in the American state of Arizona.
Cheshire lost her ability to see after an accident nine years ago. She has tried to become as independent as possible in the last few years. She said, "For me, being able to walk in the Grand Canyon like that, that's freedom."
She said that, for a long time, she was in "a really dark place and hated being blind." She said that sports and physical exercise gave her "another opportunity at living."
Earlier this month, Cheshire crossed 68 kilometers of steep and uneven ground in the Grand Canyon. She did so in 24 hours and 15 minutes. That is believed to be a record for a blind hiker. The earlier record of 28 hours was set in 2014.
Three friends helped her during the Grand Canyon hike. They walked several steps apart. They guided and warned her of barriers. She listened for and followed the sound of a bell worn by the lead hiker. She used hiking poles for balance.
Scott Drum is one of Cheshire's friends. He served as a guide on the hike. "I've learned a lot about myself," he said. "I learned a lot more about the canyon."
Cheshire and her friends finished the hike on October 8. She said as the group neared the end of the trip, "I had a huge ball of emotion welled up in my chest –I cannot believe we just did that."
Along with hiking and cycling, Cheshire has also done running, skiing and rock climbing.
"I'd like to figure out everything a blind woman has never done," she said, "and I would like to do that."
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1.served as 担任

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2.rock climbing 攀岩

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Knot tying is vital in rock climbing.
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4.figure out 弄清楚

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I simply couldn't figure out his intention.
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5.She hopes to take part again in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

take part 参加

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You can take part in activities from canoeing to bird watching.
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6.She said that, for a long time, she was in "a really dark place and hated being blind."

for a long time 长期以来

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This account has remained unsettled for a long time.
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I've been wanting to taste it for a long time.
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盲人运动员徒步穿越大峡谷
肖恩·切希尔(Shawn Cheshire)是一名盲人自行车运动员,曾参加过2016年巴西里约热内卢举行的残奥会M_#yF,S(n8_。她希望2020年能参加日本东京奥运会M5]2;wV5C.(Ls
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本月初,切希尔在大峡谷中穿越了68公里陡峭不平的山路K4&_6yo.RFNvXeB^[3。她只用了24小时15分钟完成穿行!H4;qkHaQNcBdfo7lX。这被公认为是盲人徒步旅行者的记录ku[*ZN3hz+jeV!。此前的28小时记录是在2014年创下的S8Cfh9@uK|K(
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除了徒步旅行和自行车运动,切希尔还会跑步、滑雪和攀岩fWbW-SV5Iw9%l|IH=Z
她说:“我想了解所有盲人女性未曾尝试过的事情,并且勇敢挑战6z(AZ^IQfq3|FZ9iT~-X。”
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重点单词
  • athleten. 运动员
  • opportunityn. 机会,时机
  • weavern. 织布者,织工
  • vitaladj. 至关重要的,生死攸关的,有活力的,致命的
  • drumn. 鼓,鼓声,鼓状物 vi. 击鼓,连续敲击,引起兴趣
  • independentadj. 独立的,自主的,有主见的 n. 独立派人士,无
  • unsettledadj. 未处理的,未决定的
  • intentionn. 意图,意向,目的
  • canyonn. 峡谷
  • steepadj. 陡峭的,险峻的,(价格)过高的 n. 陡坡