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2012 Summer Paralympics

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Top 2012 Summer Paralympics Articles

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  • McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school

    McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school
    When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse. Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold...
  • McFadden sisters make triumphant return home

    McFadden sisters make triumphant return home
    Tatyana McFadden looked up at the crowd and couldn't help tearing up. She had dreamed about what that first Paralympic gold medal might feel like, played the moment out countless times in her head. Yet, listening to the roars of the sold-out crowd of 80,...
  • Jessica Long is Baltimore's other gold medal swimmer

    Jessica Long is Baltimore's other gold medal swimmer
    This Baltimore swimmer hopes to add to an already heavy stash of medals in London this summer. But in addition to training for the qualifying trials in June, there are multiple promotional demands of an Olympic year: modeling the Ralph Lauren-designed...
  • Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics

    Local boy with spina bifida looks to 2016 Paralympics
    Daniel Romanchuk gives you a blank stare when you try and explain to him why he is an inspiration. He looks confused — why would anybody care to see him race, legs tucked under him, neck crammed forward, and be inspired? He's just a kid who likes to...
  • Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games

    Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games
    Inspite of muggy, hot weather, Clarksville residents Tatyana and Hannah McFadden had a dazzling weekend at the London 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field trails, which were held in Indianapolis June 29-July 1. Both have qualified for the London 2012...
  • Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games

    Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games
    Hannah McFadden heard her name, but didn't react. She had sat there for what seemed like an eternity, anxiously listening as the members of this year's United States Paralympic squad were announced one by one July 1. Yet, when the moment finally...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • 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...
  • A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters

    A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters
    Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete. They'll also be describing...
  • Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics
    Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
  • Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics

    Navy veteran speeds ahead to qualify for Paralympics
    When Brad Snyder swims, he can't see the water. He can't see his opposition, he can't see the clock and, most importantly, he can't see the wall. But by just visualizing himself in the pool, Snyder is now London-bound. The 28-year-old Snyder lost his...
  • Cockeysville: Paralympic club aided by BP donation

    As the Olympic fever spread throughout the state and nation, the Baltimore Paralympic Sport Club Mid-Atlantic, located in Cockeysville, recently received a $15,000 grant donation from BP and its Baltimore marketer, Carroll Independent Fuels. The London...