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Paralympic Games

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  • Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving

    Amputee a driving force in getting people with disabilities moving
    Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg." The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
  • London gears up for Olympics as only the British can

    London gears up for Olympics as only the British can
    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...
  • Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase

    Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase
    The Paralympic Games don't get as much attention as the Olympics, but the stories are often more inspiring — among them, people who experience severe physical trauma and come out stronger on the other side. That's what happened with Casey Tibbs....
  • Blind jumper has visions of gold in London

    Blind jumper has visions of gold in London
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- Now that the Summer Olympics have ended, the really amazing athletes head to London for the Paralympic Games, including one that has set all sorts of records and has never seen one of them. Lex Gillette is a blind athlete who lives...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics

    Chicago cyclist 7th in Paralympics
    Chicago 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...
  • Illini frosh Martin wins second Paralympic gold

    Illini frosh Martin wins second Paralympic gold
    University of Illinois freshman Raymond Martin won his second Paralympics gold medal Monday afternoon. Martin rolled to victory in the wheelchair 400 at London’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 58.54 seconds.  Tomoya Ito of Japan was second in 1:00....
  • First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden

    First Paralympic gold for Illini's McFadden
    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’...
  • McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics

    McFadden 2-for-2 in Paralympics
    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...
  • No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas

    No medal, but a silver lining for Neimanas
    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,...