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South Bend TribunePenn High School senior Anna Day, 19, was recently named to the U.S. Paralympics track and field high school All-American team for her performance in long jump. This is the second year she has earned this distinction. A sprinter on the Penn track team...
Tags: Cerebral Palsy, Track and Field
PIX11.comActor Jerry Trainor stars on the hit kids show "iCarly" and will be taking about a special episode of his sitcom. Jerry and other Nickelodeon stars are in town for the annual Worldwide Day of Play which empowers children to get up and outside to...
The venue for information gathering for today's column was lunch. Your typist was a fly on the wall. Mary Kate Scandone met Dottie Rountree. That's not exactly Kobe Bryant chatting with Matt Kemp. Actually, as it turned out, it was much better. Scandone...
KIAHFrom one track to another, 11 years later. A horrific crash on September 15th, 2001 in Germany cost Italian Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi both of his legs, amputated below the knee. Doctors say Zanardi shouldn't have even survived the wreck. But just...
Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal. It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial, fifth...
Tatyana McFadden is 2-for-2 in her drive for five. The University of Illinois junior won Wednesday's wheelchair 800 meters at the Paralympic Games in London. McFadden led from start to finish in a time of 1 minute, 47.01 seconds. Edith Wolf of...
Tags: 2012 Summer Paralympics
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume. McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
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...
The Baltimore SunFor 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...
Groller's CornerI have known Fred and Noga Nir-Kistler for several years now and could not have been happier to learn on Wednesday that Noga won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke while swimming for Team USA in the Paralympic Games in London. Yes, a gold or...
Tribune reporterChicago cyclist Greta Neimanas finished seventh Thursday in the 3,000-meter individual pursuit, her first race at the 2012 Paralympics. "Didn't have the race I wanted or that I can do," she tweeted. "Sometimes it happens. On to the next day & next...
Tags: 2012 Summer Paralympics
Nov 11, 2012 |Column| South Bend Tribune
Oct 5, 2012 |Story| WPIX-LTV
Sep 22, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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Aug 25, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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