Topics » Sports   Aug. 21, 2012

Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'

BLAKE LEEPER

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RUDY GARCIA-TOLSONANJALI FORBER-PRATTWARRIOR GAMESWHEELCHAIR POWERCHEETAH LEGSPLAYING BLINDJUDO FIGHTERSRUSSELL WOLFECYCLINGBLAKE LEEPER

BLAKE LEEPER

Blake Leeper was born without lower legs and has been using prosthesis since he was a toddler. Unwilling to sit on the sidelines, he played cross-country, baseball and basketball in middle and high school. In 2008 he got new, top-of-the-line Ossur Cheetah prosthetics, and is currently ranked second in the world in running 100 meters.


See all of WGBH's "Medal Quest" coverage of the 2012 American Paralympic Athletes.

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