| Sep 10, 2012
Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden came up short in her final event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, the marathon.
It wasn't lack of determination or ability that resulted in her ninth-place finish. According to the London Telegraph it was two...
| Sep 12, 2012
Tatyana McFadden put on a remarkable performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Competing in "athletics," which is what we call track and field, she had nine races from Sept. 3-9. Five were finals.
Over that span the 23-year-old from Clarksville...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
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,...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young.
The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 6:46 PM
For the first time in her memory, Jessica Long dreaded swimming.
With high school coming to an end, her friends cut loose -- bonfires, movie nights. It all sounded so fun and Long, a seven-time Paralympic gold medalist, had to skip out so she could hit...
| Jun 20, 2012
I would hate to be the one who has to dust off all of the awards and medals that paralympian Tatyana McFadden has won both nationally and internationally over the past few years. The Clarksville native, who made headlines on the track while at Atholton...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:43 PM
The moving truck pulls around the loop next to the boat ramp of Centennial Lake, backing up to the water while trying to avoid wheelchairs and bikes. Eight men clamber out of the vehicle and quickly begin to set up metal barriers, tents and ramps...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 9:48 AM
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...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 2:00 PM
The world as Tatyana McFadden knows it is constantly expanding. When you're an internationally recognized sprinter who has spent the greater part of the last decade working to become one of the nation's elite wheelchair athletes, new opportunities and...