Entries for April 2012

THE TRICKY MECHANICS OF RUNNING

FROM: Katy Sullivan, Track and Field

It’s interesting to me, this whole world of Paralympics. It’s not something that I ever saw myself doing, even though I’ve had my physical circumstance since birth.  I never really saw myself as having a “disability,” and I always believed that I could do whatever it is that I wanted, as long as I worked hard and trusted in myself. 

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"IT'S CHANGED MY PERCEPTION"

Paralympic sprinter Katy Sullivan remembers how unsure she was the first time she saw running legs.  Then, “the world of sports opened to me.”

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"I LIKE TO TAKE RISKS"

Alana Nichols of the women’s wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going “really fast.” “I love feeling my heart beat,” she says.

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BALANCING MY LIFE

From:  Delvin McMillian, Wheelchair Rugby

Being a part of U.S.A. wheelchair rugby is an honor because I get to represent my country. But competing as a national athlete takes a lot of hard work and dedication -- especially if you’re trying to balance it with a fulltime job and family. 

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WHEELCHAIR RUGBY: ARMORED CHAIRS AND TEAMWORK

In 2008, the U.S. wheelchair rugby team beat Australia to take home the gold.  Can they do it again?

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20 YEARS OF PARALYMPIC WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Esther Vergeer, called “the most dominant player in professional sports,” explains wheelchair tennis

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“KEEP THE INTENSITY, KEEP POSITIVE.”

Mackenzie Soldan, wheelchair tennis player, talks us through last year’s gold-medal match against teammate Emmy Kaiser in Gualajara, Mexico.

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REFLECTIONS ON MY FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY

From Mallory Weggemann, Swimming

About a week ago now was my four-year anniversary of getting back in the water after being paralyzed in January of 2008.  I remember April 8, 2008 just like it was yesterday.  I had been paralyzed for nearly four months, and here I was at the University of Minnesota and attempting to get back in the water. 

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A RACE TO REMEMBER

In 2008, world records were shattered over and over again in swimming.  

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INSIDE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

In 2008, Jennifer Krempien of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team took time to explain the “three things to remember” in wheelchair basketball.

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HITTING THE OUTSIDE JUMP SHOT

Paul Schulte, co-captain of the men’s wheelchair basketball team, answers the questions everyone asks about his sport.  

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

Hi :-) I'm Paul, and I'm co-captain for the 2012 Men's Wheelchair Basketball team.  You'll be excited to hear that the U.S. is a serious contender for gold at the London 2012 Paralympics. 

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A 4 x 400m SPRINT

At the IPC Athletics World Championships, so many teams were disqualified that the final race for the women’s wheelchair relay (T53/54) was down to two teams:  China and the U.S. 

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WISHING FOR SUNSHINE AND WARMER WEATHER...

From:  Jessica Galli, Track and Field

I live in Champaign, Illinois, home of the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the area, Champaign is located between cornfields and soybeans about three hours south of Chicago, three hours northeast of St. Louis and two hours west of Indianapolis; in other words, I live in the middle of nowhere --or for fans of Jason Aldean… in one of those “fly over states.” 

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