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  • Athlete loses limb and gains bigger heart
    Athlete loses limb and gains bigger heart
    Andre Slay would have been the envy of most young men in Arkansas: a bright, handsome, young man who liked fast planes and fast motorcycles. Then, in 2006, a motorcycle accident cost him his right leg. Most would have been discouraged, spent the...
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    IWRF launches Athlete's Council
    For the first ever time Wheelchair Rugby athletes have a strong representation in the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation it was announced on Tuesday. The IWRF has now created an athlete’s council with members from all over the world...
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    Paralympics build momentum on the road to Toronto 2015
    The strength we see in wheelchair basketball, archery and other Paralympic sports inspires everyone to be more confident that the human spirit can triumph over adversity. And Paralympic sports are achieving much more than inspiration. Many...
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    The Most Challenged Athlete
    When it comes to fitness a lot of people will find some excuse to get out of exercise. Some examples include not enough time, bad knees, hips, feet, etc., maybe even allergies. Those excuses might be legitimate at one time or another but not on a...
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    Paralympics to be held in the Bay Area
    Some of the nations greatest athletes are coming to town! The Bay Area is set to host the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships.For the first time ever, the Bay Area will be hosting the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National...
  • Bronze medalist Paralympian Amy Purdy survives week 2 on Dancing with the Stars
    Bronze medalist Paralympian Amy Purdy survives week 2 on Dancing with the Stars
    Amy Purdy and her dance partner/choreographer, Derek Hough, garnered enough votes from the public after their week one performance to avoid being one of the two teams eliminated in week two. Purdy Hough scored a 24/30 for their first dance. You...
  • Silver medalist Lyudmyla Pavlenko of Ukraine, gold medalist Andrea Eskau of Germany and bronze medalist Oksana Masters of the United States pose during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Cross Country 5km - Sitting
    Team USA day 9 Sochi Paralympics: one more medal to total 18 for the games
    On March 16th, the 9th and last day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA picked up one more bronze medal in cross-country skiing. Team USA ends the games with a total of 18 Paralympic medals (two gold, seven silver,...
  • Team USA wins gold over Russia in the final paralympic sled hockey
    Team USA wins gold over Russia at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic sled hockey finals
    In an amazing reversal from their previous playoff where Team USA sled hockey lost to Russia, the final game for the gold medal turned out to be a win for the Americans. The final game on March 15 ending with a score of 1 - 0, shows just how...
  • The USA team celebrate winning the Ice Sledge Hockey Gold during day eight of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
    Team USA day 8 Sochi Paralympics: repeat gold in Ice Sledge Hockey
    On March 15th, the eighth day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA picked up the gold medal in ice sledge hockey. Team USA successfully defended their "title" from the 2010 Vancouver Games and is the first...
  • Keith Gabel of the USA celebrates his bronze medal for snowboard cross
    Americans dominate snowboard cross at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games
    The 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games is the debut for the snowboard cross event. As in the Olympics, snowboarders compete down a run with various curves, jumps and hills. However, in the Paralympics, athletes compete solo against the clock,...
  • Evan Strong wins first gold in para snowboard
    Team USA day 7 Sochi Paralympics: 8 medals, 1st gold, sweep of men’s snowboard
    On March 14th, the seventh day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA picked up eight medals in Alpine Skiing (which includes the new Paralympic sport of Para Snowboard). Team USA won their first gold of the games with...
  • Team USA sled hockey beats Canada in semi-finals at the 2014 Paralympic Games
    Team USA Paralympic sled hockey shuts out Canada, goes for gold
    Team USA Paralympic sled hockey showed no mercy against Canada as they delivered a 3 – 0 blow to their northern neighbors. The semi-final win played on March 14, places USA as a contender for a gold medal when they compete against Russia...
  • Steve Cash of USA celebrates victory during the Ice Sledge Hockey semifinal
    Team USA day 6 Paralympics update: no medals but onto ice sledge hockey final
    On the March 13th, the 6th day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA did not pick up a medal in Alpine Skiing, but advances to the Ice Sledge Hockey final game to battle the Russian Federation for the gold meal...and...
  • Team USA wins another medal on day 5 of Paralympics competition in Sochi
    Team USA wins another medal on day 5 of Paralympics competition in Sochi
    On the fifth day of competition at the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympic Games, Team USA’s Tatyana McFadden picked up a silver medal in cross country, and Laurie Stephens had an unofficial third place finish in alpine skiing. (See update below...
  • Laurie Stephens of USA competes in the Women's Slalom - Sitting
    Team USA women gain Paralympic medals in skiing events
    Weather changed from warm sunshine to a foggy and snowy mountains in day five of the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Games bringing new challenges for the Paralympic athletes. For the downhill, low visibility hindered skier’s ability to see not more...
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