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Paraplegic athlete climbs cliff in wheelchair

  •  (Asia Wire / Lai Chia-wai)

  •  (Asia Wire / Lai Chia-wai)

In 2011, a Hong Kong man lost the use of his lower body in a serious car crash. Exactly five years later, the man climbed his city’s most famous mountain, scaling the 1,624 feet in his wheelchair.

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Before his accident, Lai Chi-wai, 33, was the four-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championships, Asia Wire Report (AWR) reported. Though restricted without the use of his legs, Lai took up boxing and other physical training to stay in shape.

For the Dec. 9 climb, Lai used ropes to haul himself up the vertical cliff face.  Friends met him at the top and helped him reach the peak.

“Once more I sit on the mountaintop,” Lai, now dubbed Hong Kong’s “Lion Rock King,” wrote on a social media post afterward.