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Paralympic Games

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  • London's ahead of the Games

    London's ahead of the Games
    You yawned at the royal wedding in April. You were happy to miss the riots in August. But you're determined to be a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. This means either making a 260-foot discus throw, pronto, or studying up fast on the ticket,...
  • Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash

    Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after 'miracle' crash
    Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. Paralysed from the hip down since she was 13, the 27-year-old handcyclist, who has just signed with the...
  • Paralympic athletes overcome the heat to punch their ticket to London.

    Paralympic athletes overcome the heat to punch their ticket to London.
    IUPUI is hosting the US Paralympics track and field trials. 250 athletes are trying to grab a roster spot on the US Paralympic track and field team. The competition isn't the only thing making them sweat. The high temperatures are contributing too....
  • Double amputee to run in London Olympics

    Double amputee to run in London Olympics
    The latest pre-Olympic sensation from thousands of miles away has some Houstonians to thank for an unprecedented entry to the London games.  South African Oscar Pistorius had both legs amputated as a new born, due to a congenital problem.  While some may...
  • Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal

    Wheelchair tennis players go for third gold medal
    CHULA VISTA, Calif --David Wagnerdidn't choose to play wheelchair tennis, but he now embraces it. “I went and tried it out and I just fell in love with the sport and couldn`t get enough of it,” Wagner said after a recent workout at the...
  • Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team

    Real life 'Forrest Gump' hopes for spot on U.S. Paralympic team
    SAN DIEGO -- When people see Daryl Sterling play table tennis, they usually give him the same comments. “Their reaction is either ‘can you beat Forrest Gump?  Are you Forrest Gump?’” Sterling said with a chuckle. He's not Forrest...
  • College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine

    College Freshmen: 1st Test is to Get Meningitis Vaccine
    In a couple of weeks Jamie Schanbaum will head back to Austin for her junior year--but three years ago the University of Texas turned into the school of hard knocks. Jamie remembered going from feeling fine to near death. "I was admitted to the hospital...
  • New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics

    New 'Cheetahs' help amputee run to Paralympics
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Sprinter Blake Leeper just got a pair of fresh legs in March that he'll use at three Paralympics events. “This is the ‘Cheetah Blade’, made by Ossur.  It's all carbon fiber,” the 22-year-old San Diego...
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2012

    Lifestyle may make a difference for those living with Alzheimer's Dr. Heather Snyder talks about the research being presented at this week's Alzheimer's AssociationInternational Conference. Dr. Snyder says lifestyle factors such as alcohol use, sleep...
  • Blind jumper has visions of gold in London

    Blind jumper has visions of gold in London
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Now that the Summer Olympics have ended, the really amazing athletes head to London for the Paralympic Games, including one that has set all sorts of records and has never seen one of them. Lex Gillette is a blind athlete who lives...
  • One-Armed Louisiana Athlete Heading To London For 2012 Paralympics

    One-Armed Louisiana Athlete Heading To London For 2012 Paralympics
    27-year old, Mark LeBlanc's never been to London, but that will change tomorrow.  He's hopping on a plane to hit the waters to compete in the 2012 Paralympics.  He's part of the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Sailing team. "I'm hoping for a medal.  I know I got...
  • Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games

    Nick Scandone dies at 42; Orange County gold medalist in sailing at Paralympic Games
    Nick Scandone, an Orange County sailor who won a gold medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in China six years after having been stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease, died Friday at his Fountain Valley home. He was 42. Sailing since he was 8, Scandone was...