Medal Quest

Ileana Rodriguez: "I’m asking you to swim!"

Clip: Season 1 | 3m 15s | Video has closed captioning.

Ileana Rodriguez was a dancer in Cuba before a spinal cord injury. "All of us have challenges in our life," she says, as she remembers two teachers who made a difference: the high school coach who saw she was an athlete, and the Paralympics coach who pushed her to top-level competition.

Aired: 07/25/12

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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