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Paralympic Games

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  • 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...
  • McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics

    McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics
    At the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden won five medals, but none of them were gold. She's adding to her medal collection at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, but this time she's collecting gold. Monday,...
  • McFadden sisters both make 100 final in the Paralympics (UPDATED)

    Tatyana McFadden is three-for-three at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Friday evening the Atholton graduate won her third goal medal, this one coming in the 1,500-meter race. McFadden, who was born with spina bifida, competes in the T54 classification....
  • Paralympians deserve equal treatment

    During the 2012 Olympic Games in London a few weeks ago, the media was all abuzz about Michael Phelps. You know, the swimmer from Baltimore. The guy, who became the all-time medal winningest Olympic athlete, did deserve attention. But if Michael...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bits & Pieces: Bicycling Advocates to hold their second annual bicycle forum

    Howard County is a wonderful place to ride bikes. There are nearly 94 miles of bike pathways that weave among the villages in Columbia, and there many rural roads out in the county are suitable for riding. The scenery looks to be gorgeous this fall....
  • Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award

    Md.'s Jessica Long wins ESPY award
    Jessica Long has had to overcome obstacles all of her life. The field she had to beat out to win an ESPY on Wednesday night for the Best Female Athlete with a Disability was a tough one, filled with some remarkable athletes. Long, who had to have her...
  • 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...