In London, for the first time, Paralympic Tennis will have its own special tennis stadium.
Day One of the Stoke Mandeville Archery Event is officially in the books. The day consisted of only a few hours of practice and equipment inspection. There were quite a few more archers than I’d expected. This explains why the events qualification rounds are held over two days, instead of the one day it used to be.
Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. I am busy training for this summer’s Paralympic Games here at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. I was just in Sacramento for an exhibition tournament. It was a great weekend event and really raised awareness for wheelchair tennis.
Not only do I get to live out my boyhood dream of competing in sports at its highest level, I get to travel the world and represent my country, and I get to call myself a Paralympian. When not participating in team activities, I am an Adapted Physical Education teacher in the San Diego Unified School District.
MEDAL QUEST kicks off with an introduction to “the best athletes in the world” – the elite athletes of the Paralympic Games. Competing in sports as different as, , , , and more, these American athletes personify the grit, the strategy, and the skill it takes to go for the gold.
I have been lifting for 22 years, and feel I have been very lucky to be able to do the thing I love for this many years. I have had really good, exciting, and sometimes tough times, but I wouldn't change a single minute of it. The tough times have taught me patience and have helped me be the athlete I am today. Over those years I have managed to adjust things like school, work, family and what I do, based on lifting meets and training.