BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Chinese torchbearer Jin
Jing, a wheelchair-bound fencer who was forced to shield the flame during the
Paris-leg of the Olympic torch relay, has become the ambassador of a Paralympic
cheering group launched here Tuesday.
The group planned to conduct a series of non-profit
activities worldwide until the holding of the Paralympics here in September to
publicize Paralympic sports, according to a press conference jointly held by the
Chinese Paralympic Committee (CPC) and the China Commission of Promotion of
Publicity for the Undertakings of Chinese Disabled Persons.
Jin Jing said at the conference that as the
ambassador of the cheering group, she would passionately promote the unique
spirit of the disabled athletes and spread humanitarian concepts.
She called on China to publicize the Beijing
Paralympics and boost the morale of their athletes with the same enthusiasm as
they put behind the torch relay.