Medal Quest

Alana Nichols: “My competitive spirit kicked in.”

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 04/25/12

Rating: NR

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At the Sochi Games

Relive the glory at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Read game recaps and browse photos of Team USA as it vies for a gold-medal victory.

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