SANG LAN HOMEWARD BOUND
Doctors say paralyzed gymnast Sang Lan can go home to China in June. “I’m very happy to go back,” said the 17-year-old gymnast. “But I will miss New York.” Tipper Gore, the vice president’s wife, presented her with an award honoring her courage, from Women’s Sports and Fitness magazine on Tuesday night in New York. Sang was severely injured doing a warmup exercise during the Goodwill Games last summer in Uniondale, N.Y. She was paralyzed from the neck down but has regained some strength in her shoulders, elbows and wrists and can raise her arms.