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Team USA Highlights from Sochi

Moments that stood out for Team USA in Sochi –

Tatyana McFadden

1. 10-time Summer medalist Tatyana McFadden (above, left) won our hearts by taking silver in the women’s nordic 1km sprint (sitting) after less than a year of winter training – and by doing it in front of both her Russian birth mother and the adoptive family who brought her up. Watching her win – and her grimace as she realized she’d come within a fraction of a fraction of a second of gold – suggests she’ll be back and gunning in the next Winter Games. Her sit-ski teammate Oksana Masters earned two medals, a silver and a bronze.

Evan Strong

2. The new sport of snowboard cross was a chance for Team USA to reaffirm the sheer American-ness of this sport. Led by Evan Strong (above), the US men swept the podium, and Amy Purdy brought home a women’s bronze, with two teammates right behind her in fourth and fifth places.  

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Silver for Tatyana

Tatyana McFadden (left) added to her Paralympic record (10 Summer medals) by winning silver in the women's 1km cross-country sprint. Less than a year after pushing off for the first time in her cross country sit-skis, she came within a tenth of a second of the gold, won by Norway's Mariann Narthinsen. The 1km sprint consists of a qualification (Tatyana came in 4th), a semifinal (she came in 2nd), and a final.

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A Family Bonds in Racing

For Tatyana McFadden, London 2012 is her third Paralympics, a chance to add even more medals.  For her sister Hannah, 16 years old, it’s a first-time experience.  Both are competing in the 100m sprint.

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8 September 2012 - Today was the last full day of competition, and the MEDAL QUEST team and I were drawn to Track and Field again. We were especially watching the preliminary heats for the women’s 100m (T-54) wheelchair race to see the McFadden sisters, Tatyana and Hannah, sprinting head to head.

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DAY 9 OF COMPETITION - Live from London

7 September 2012 - It’s coming down to the final stretch here in the Games – just one more full day of competition on Saturday, then final events and the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday.

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Day 6 of Competition - London 2012

4 September 2012 - MEDAL QUEST was at two very different competitions today. First was Track and Field, which is actually called “Athletics” here at the Paralympic Games.

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August 17, 2012

Wow, I can’t believe I leave today to go over to London. We will be staying in Lakenheath for a ten-day training camp. This is very important to get used to the time change and get adjusted to the food. I will also be training once a day. 

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