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Connect with the amazing Paralympic athletes and with each other on MEDAL QUEST’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Ask questions, cheer on your favorite athletes, tell us your own stories of competing, and more.
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Sisterly Love: Watch as Tatyana McFadden and her sister Hannah McFadden competed head-to-head in the women’s 100m wheelchair finals in London 2012 @Paralympic Games.
For the first time, two sisters, Tatyana and Hannah McFadden, competed head-to-head in the women's 100m wheelchair finals in London. Their mother tells MEDAL QUEST she's already won gold, having these two remarkable athletes as daughters.
September 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Wow! These four Paralympians just ran the 1500m faster than any of the athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics!
Even the fourth-place finisher would have won gold in August.
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Read about blind long jumper Lex Gillette's road to success at the Paralympic Games!
Lex Gillette, blind since childhood, competes with help from guide Wesley Williams. "Jumping into the air, it's like someone opens up this cage door and I'm able to go out and be free," Gillette says.
September 08, 2016 at 4:32 pm
Excited for the Paralympic Games? Check out Medal Quest for interviews with athletes, clips from past games, and more.
Gearing up for today's Paralympic Games opening ceremonies and want to catch up on past Paralympic coverage? Meet the athletes, watch clips from past games, and learn about each sporting event on the Medal Quest website.
September 07, 2016 at 9:09 pm
Gearing up for today's Paralympic Games opening ceremonies and want to catch up on past Paralympic coverage?
Meet the athletes, watch clips from past games, and learn about each sporting event on the Medal Quest website.
Stories of the American Paralympic athletes as they train for the London 2012 Games.
September 07, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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The Rio Paralympics begin tomorrow. Paralympic athletes compete individually and in teams, in sports that range from biathlon and sled hockey in the Winter Games, to judo and wheelchair rugby in summer. Learn about the many Paralympic sports, rules and top competitors with Medal Quest
A guide to the Paralympic sporting events
September 06, 2016 at 11:10 pm
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How did a high school wrestler with visual impairments come to compete in Judo at the Paralympics? Learn Dartanyon Crockett's story and explore the incredible stories of other elite Paralympians with Medal Quest.
Dartanyon Crokett fell in love with Judo after moving to Colorodo to the Paralympics training center.
August 02, 2016 at 11:47 pm
A big congrats to USA Sled Hockey on their nomination. Relive the team's historic quest for gold in Sochi: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/medal-quest/ice-warriors/
The awards recognising achievements at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games will be presented on 14 November in Mexico City.
September 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm
Congratulations to Paralympians Tatyana McFadden, Greta Neimanas, Josh Pauls, and Andy Soule on their 2015 ESPY nominations!
Watch the #ESPYS July 15 on ABC.
So far, we know that the 2015 ESPY Awards will be hosted by Joel McHale and will feature Caitlyn Jenner receiving the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage...
June 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
My name is Karen Kain and I am a National Parent Ambassador for the Abilities Expo. I wanted to invite you to a free event June 12-14, 2015 at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. The hours are Fri. 11 am-5 pm, Sat. 11 am-5 pm & Sun. 11 am-4pm. You can find out more at: this link show: http://www.abilities.com/chicago/
This is a FREE event and has every kind of support for families and individuals who are living with disabilities. You will see wheelchair dancing, face painting, adaptive vans, the latest computer technologies and much, much more.
Wheelchair Dancing Demo Workshops by Auti Angel our “Dancebassador”
Adaptive Art Activity with Zot Arts
Lots of free workshops
Criptaedo & Self-Defense Demonstration
Power Soccer Deomnstration
Wheelchair Tennis Demonstration
Adaptive Radio Controlled Cars Demonstration
Complimentary Makeup Sessions with Hydred Makabali
A wide variety of adaptive sports
Quad Rugby Demonstration
Wheelchair Social Dancing
Power Soccer Demonstration
Miniature Therapy Horse Demonstration
Yoga for Every Body & Mind
The ADA Legacy Tour
Free Wheelchair repair
Service Dog Demo
This is a must attend event for parents living with Unique Children. Please come by and visit me at my Lorrin's World booth #1029, I will be there all weekend signing my book, “A Unique Life Fully Lived”. Join us for a very fun weekend and get inspired.
I hope to see you there!
Abilities Expo Chicago: Where else can you find everything you need for people with disabilities?
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POV—Explore the Paralympics with the world's best-known disabled filmmaker.
On TAVIS SMILEY, Bonnie St. John remembers the 1984 Paralympics.
POV—A young, rising filmmaker is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film about the 1936 Olympic champion's rise to fame.
Public media connects veterans to resources and services
NOVA—Info on what a person's body needs in order to finish a marathon.