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Paralympic Games

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Top Paralympic Games Articles

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  • McFadden finishes ninth in marathon

    McFadden finishes ninth in marathon
    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...
  • McFadden sisters did Howard County proud at 2012 Paralympics

    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...
  • 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,...
  • Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran

    Martin Guitar makes custom guitar for blind veteran
    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...
  • Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London

    Paralympic champion Jessica Long left home to find way to London
    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...
  • Bits & Pieces: Atholton alum Tatyana McFadden continues to win accolades

    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...
  • 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...
  • Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities

    Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities
    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...
  • 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...
  • Paralympics: Tatyana McFadden preparing for shot at history

    Paralympics: Tatyana McFadden preparing for shot at history
    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...