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2012 Summer Paralympics

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Top 2012 Summer Paralympics Articles

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  • Tatyana McFadden takes bronze in Paralympics 100-meter race

    Tatyana McFadden reached the podium in the T54 100-meter competition at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London, but she won't be standing on the top step when the awards are handed out. It took a world record of 15.82 by China's Wenjun Liu and a personal...
  • Bits & Pieces: Howard has been out in front on issue of including disabled students in sports

    The ruling by the U.S. Department of Education last week that mandates that all schools must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide alternative options did not cause much concern here in Howard County, or the state of Maryland...
  • Digest: Moon Philly favored in Laurel Park's Nellie Morse Stakes

    Et cetera Moon Philly favored in Laurel Park's Morse Moon Philly is the morning line favorite to win today's feature at Laurel Park, the $125,000 Nellie Morse Stakes for fillies and mares. The 1 1/16-mile test drew 12 runners. Ten can face the...
  • Blinded Naval officer gets custom Martin guitar

    Navy Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strums a few chords, then moves into a sampling of Neil Young. The sounds take the Naval Academy graduate back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and...
  • Bits & Pieces: 2012 was a year to remember in Howard County sports

    I recall telling my father that I couldn't wait to turn 21 and he told me not to be in such a rush because your life will flash past in the blink of an eye. This last year was here and then in a moment it was gone. However, when I look at the year as...
  • Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam

    Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam
    Jessica Long will tell you: After capturing even more Paralympic gold in London, she couldn't wait to get back to Baltimore for a table heavy with steamed crabs and a pint of Ben & Jerry's. But these days, Long's reality is a touch more glamorous. You...
  • Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

    Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions
    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line. Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
  • Tatyana McFadden: Howard County's 'Lady Velocity'

    Tatyana McFadden: Howard County's 'Lady Velocity'
    World-class track athlete Tatyana McFadden is not a flashy person. Soft-spoken with a thin face, dark brown eyes and a deceptively muscular frame, she is not the type to speak of her accomplishments without some prompting. But when she does talk about her...
  • Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'

    Pistorius on stand at trial: 'I'm scared to sleep'
    His voice trembling with emotion, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his own defense on Monday, saying the Valentine's Day shooting of his girlfriend last year had left him sleepless, terrified and plagued by nightmares. The disabled South African...
  • Pistorius knew South African gun safety rules: witness

    Pistorius knew South African gun safety rules: witness
    Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, on trial for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was aware of South African firearms and self-defense laws that say you cannot shoot at an intruder unless your life is in danger, a court heard Monday....
  • 'Beast' of a wheelchair athlete aims for third consecutive title

    Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence. Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry. The 2013 Boston Marathon...
  • Villanova's 1985 title team to gather again at Yasso-Rothrock event

    Basketball season is starting early this year. Well, at least the basketball chatter. That's because on Oct. 2, the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic will be holding a special event at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem....