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Against All Odds: Operations to Olympics
After being told he would never walk again, Irish gymnast Kieran Behan defied the odds to reach the London Games.
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 18:50


Accidents and operations have not stopped Irish gymnast Kieran Behan achieve his dreams of making an Olympic Games.

And a difficult journey to London 2012 has made the feat all the more special.

Al Jazeera's Lee Wellings reports from Essex, England.

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