| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:19 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:28 AM
The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen.
She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 12:02 PM
Youth and adult physically challenged athletes (ages 7 and up) will have the opportunity to learn about participating in paratriathlons at the Mid-Atlantic Region Paratriathlon clinic April 21-22 at the Bennett Institute for Physically Challenged Sports,...
| Sep 7, 2008
For 30 minutes they swim together, two strangers lapping the pool in adjacent lanes at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson. Finally, the older woman climbs out and slumps on the deck, in awe of the teenager still plugging away.
"She just keeps going,...
| Sep 10, 2008
Eleven Olympic athletes with Maryland ties - foremost among them Michael Phelps - are being invited to take part next month in a parade in their honor in Towson, followed by a salute at Fort McHenry that will be capped off with fireworks.
| Sep 24, 2008
It's beginning to sound like a military operation, complete with maps, complex logistics, moving machinery and marchers in uniform.
With plans for the Oct. 4 parade to honor Michael Phelps and other Maryland Olympians rapidly taking shape, what became...