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Diana Nayad completes swim from Cuba to Florida
黛安娜.奈雅德成功從古巴游到佛羅里達

Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 179km swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida on Sept. 2.
美國耐力長泳健將黛安娜.奈雅德九月二日完成古巴至美國佛羅里達州基韋斯特島一百七十九公里的泳程後,從大西洋出來。

Photo: EPA
照片:歐新社

Looking dazed and sunburned, US endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore on Sept. 2, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help of a shark cage.

The 64-year-old Nyad swam up to the beach just before 2pm EDT, about 53 hours after starting her journey from Havana. As she approached, spectators waded into waist-high water and surrounded her, taking pictures and cheering her on.

Nyad’s previous try was cut short amid boat trouble, storms, unfavorable currents and jellyfish stings that left her face puffy and swollen.

President Barack Obama was among a flurry of public officials and celebrities who tweeted congratulations. The president’s tweet read, “Never give up on your dreams.”

Although she had some swelling of the lips, tongue and the airway near the mouth, Nyad would not need a long recovery, the doctor said, calling her stable and “very healthy.”

Nyad first garnered national attention in 1975 when she swam the 45km around the island of Manhattan in just under eight hours. In 1979 she swam the 164km from North Bimini, Bahamas, to Juno Beach, Florida, in 27.5 hours.(Liberty Times)

看起來頭暈目眩、嚴重曬傷,美國耐力長泳健將黛安娜.奈雅德九月二日走上岸,成為史上未使用防鯊籠從古巴游到佛羅里達的第一人。

六十四歲的奈雅德在美國東部夏令時間下午兩點抵達目的地,離其從哈瓦那啟程已經過了五十三個小時。當她靠岸時,在岸上等待的觀眾跳進及腰的水裡圍著她拍照、為她歡呼。

奈雅德之前的嘗試因為遇上船故障、暴風雨、亂流,還有水母把她的臉叮腫了而失敗。

政府官員和名人紛紛推文祝賀,包括歐巴馬總統。歐巴馬推文說:「永遠別放棄你的夢想」。

醫生說,即使奈雅德的雙唇、舌頭與氣管有點腫脹,但不需多久時間即可復元,說她情況穩定且「非常健康」。

奈雅德在一九七五年首次獲得全國關注,當時她以不到八小時環繞曼哈頓島游了四十五公里。一九七九年,她費時二十七點五小時游了一百六十四公里,從巴哈馬北比米尼島游到佛羅里達州棕櫚灘。(自由時報/翻譯:詹立群)

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. wade v.

涉水 (she4 shui3)

例: The children are wading in the pool.

(孩子們在池裡走來走去。)

2. current n.

水流 (shui3 liu2)

例: The prevailing current flows from east to west.

(主道的水流由東向西。)

3. swollen adj.

腫脹的 (zhong3 zhang4 de5)

例: He has a swollen ankle.

(他的腳踝腫起來了。)


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