Topics » Sports   Aug. 21, 2012

Paralympic Athletes Go for Gold in 'Medal Quest'

PLAYING BLIND

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

PLAYING BLIND

Goalball was invented in 1946 to help rehabilitate blind veterans from World War II and it's the only team sport developed exclusively for the visually impaired. The U.S. Women's Goalball team won Gold in the 2010 Paralympics and many are betting on them again this year.


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

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