According to an official release, Lan was critically injured during
the 1998 Goodwill Games, cutting short her athletic career, as she
was paralysed from the neck down. However, her spirit and smile
earned her respect as People and Life magazines named
her "Hero of the year". Upon her return to China, she was invited
as a VIP to the fifth China Special Games and became a key representative
for China's bid for 2008 Olympic Games.
Sang Lan's new show is currently at the pre-production stage and
plans to commence broadcasting early next year exclusively on Xing
Kong Wei Shi.