About Human to Hero

Human to Hero gets to the heart of what it takes to be a sporting star. The show explores the discipline, dedication and determination involved, as well as the sources of inspiration for the world's best athletes.

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Every Wednesday on World Sport at 1600 and 2130, and Thursdays on World Sport at 0400.
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Up next: Soviet-era star

Human to Hero next meets Sergei Baltacha, a former football player from Ukraine.

He represented the former Soviet Union at the 1982 World Cup, and played in the final of Euro '88.

After he moved to England to play -- the first from his country to do so -- his daughter Elena represented her adopted Britain as a tennis professional.

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