On a bicycle built just for him, 28-year-old Rob Jones rode into the parking lot of Chapelgate Christian Academy in Marriottsville on Thursday to the cheers of the student body and family and friends who came to see him.
By By Katie V. Jones and Baltimore Sun Media Group
Paralympian and gold medal swimmer Ian Silverman, of Towson, got a surprise welcome back today, Sept. 12, from staff and students at McDonogh School in Owings Mills on his return from the games in London.
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.
Wheelchair athletes and sisters Tatyana and Hannah McFadden are preparing to compete in the 2012 London Paralympic Games. It's Hannah's first Paralympics, and Tatyana's third, and Tatyana is looking to make history by competing in five events, including sprints and a marathon.
As the Olympic fever spread throughout the state and nation, the Baltimore Paralympic Sport Club Mid-Atlantic, located in Cockeysville, recently received a $15,000 grant donation from BP and its Baltimore marketer, Carroll Independent Fuels.
The 2012 Paralympics will be held in London in late August. This summer, Snyder is training under Loyola University head coach Brian Loeffler and also working for Red Owl Analytics, a startup software company in Baltimore run by two West Point graduates.