"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.

Her competitive spirit took over when she started playing wheelchair athletics – and now she’s the first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics.

To learn more about wheelchair basketball, check out this video from ParalympicSport.TV where Canadian gold medalist Jen Krempien outlines the fundamentals of the game.

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