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One Year Later

Exactly a year before the 2012 Paralympic Games, Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder was injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

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HOME STRETCH VICTORY

The 2011 men’s final in the 800 m (T-11) pitted two brothers from Canada against athletes from Colombia and Brazil in a race that came down to the last 20 meters. 

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LANDING THE LONG JUMP

Meet Lex Gillette, Track and Field athlete in the long jump, triple jump, and the 100m and 200m races.

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LEX GILLETTE'S BLOG

FROM:  Lex GilletteTrack and Field

If you've never seen me jump before, then here's a sample of how it goes.

My long jump caller, Wesley Williams, measures my running approach, which is 32.5 meters or approximately 106 feet. This is the distance that it takes for me to get from my initial step to the long jump takeoff board. 

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GOLD IN GOALBALL

The U.S. women’s goalball team tells MEDAL QUEST the pressure is on to defend their gold medal from Beijing

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WHAT IS GOALBALL?

To some, goalball looks like a cross between bowling and soccer. The players know it as a tough, physical sport with lots of strategy and speed.

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LIFE LESSONS FROM THE GOALBALL COURT

FROM:  Lisa Czechowski, Goalball

When I first began goalball, I never thought I would be sitting here today writing a blog about lessons learned. I began the sport in October 1995 as a junior in high school, and I did not have a lot of life experience. I had never flown on a plane or traveled away from the East Coast. Now it’s almost 17 years later – 3 Paralympics, 4 World Championships, many international and national tournaments – and it has been a great ride!

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