Entries for March 2012

COMPETITION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS

Blake Leeper talks about the intense level of competition in Paralympic sports and how he stacks up against two of the biggest names in racing: South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, and America’s Jerome Singleton. 

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GOING FOR THE GOLD, 2008

Anchored by Jerome Singleton, the U.S. sprinters needed a clean start and fast laps against a strong international field at the Beijing Games in 2008.

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"SIGN ME UP!"

Allison Jones tells the story of how she came to Paralympic cycling -- and how cool it is to hear crowds chant “USA!!” while she competes.  

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HOLLEN & HOLLEN

From Eric Hollen, U.S. Shooting:

I would like to share a short story with you, to put a personal perspective on how I have found my way through my injury. 

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SNEAK PEAK AT THE LONDON VELODROME

Cyclist Allison Jones gets a sneak peak at the brand new Velodrome in London, where she’ll be competing this summer.

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A WEEKEND OF FENCING - AND MORE!

FROM:  Cat Bouwkamp, U.S. Fencing

This weekend I fenced in the North American Cup in Cincinnati, Ohio in all three weapons, epee, foil and sabre. 

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"THESE LAST YEARS HAVE BEEN A WHIRLWIND"

Judo fighter Myles Porter talks about his rival and nemesis -- and off-court friend – Brazil’s Antonio Tenorio da Silva, and about what drives him to compete.

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"IT'S A MINI-PARALYMPICS"

American judo fighters, including MEDAL QUEST’s featured athlete Myles Porter , show how they prepare for an important qualifying event, the 2011 Parapan American Games in Mexico.

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A VETERAN'S JOURNEY

Paralympic sprinter, long jump competitor and U.S. Army veteran Kortney Clemons talks about the IED that took his right leg and killed three of his friends in Iraq.

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SPEED and AGILITY: WHEELCHAIR FENCING

Lightning-fast speed is the hallmark of a successful fencer. As this 2008 gold medal match shows, fencing requires enormous concentration, and points are won in just seconds.

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