Category: Sports

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Ezra Frech Feels the Love

Ezra Frech Feels the Love

He won’t turn 16 until May, but Ezra Frech already has a higher profile than most Paralympic athletes. As the co-founder of Angel City Sports, Frech (rhymes with “tech”) has helped open doors to athletic opportunity for thousands of people with limb difference and other disabilities. After grabbing silver medals in the long jump and...

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Inside Paralympians’ Quest for Equality

Inside Paralympians’ Quest for Equality

After finally breaking through to win Paralympic gold in 2016, Katie Holloway was beyond stoked. She and her teammates on the U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team had ended eight years of frustration and finally topped their arch rivals from China, to whom they’d lost the Paralympic championship match in both 2008 and 2012.

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Adaptive Spirit Adapts

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that we were talking up the 25th anniversary of Adaptive Spirit—and, in fact, it wasn’t long ago at all. But everything has changed since then, and Adaptive Spirit has gone the way of every other gathering of more than 10 people. Given that this annual fundraiser accounts for...

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World Para Surfing Championship: Meet the Winners

The sports world wasn’t entirely dormant over the weekend, as the World Para Surfing Championship proceeded to its conclusion on Saturday. The United States earned silver in the team competition (Spain took the gold), and several amputees (including Americans Colin Cook and Liv Stone) won individual gold medals—fittingly so, since the Association of Amputee Surfers...

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Adaptive Spirit: 25 Years of Support for the Paralympics

A quarter-century is an impressive run for any fundraiser, but Adaptive Spirit merits an extra tip of the cap: It literally saved the US Paralympic Ski Team from oblivion back in the mid-1990s. In the years since, Adaptive Spirit has helped Team USA roll up more Winter Paralympic medals than any other nation.

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1st Person: My First 10K as an Amputee

We got a lot of positive feedback last month on Angie Heuser’s first-person story about learning to surf. So we asked her if we could share another episode from her life — this time about the trials of her first 10K race post-amputation. Both articles come from her blog, Stepping Out in Faith. Thanks, Angie,...

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Retired Soldiers Benefit From Wheelchair Rugby

If you have never witnessed wheelchair rugby in person, you should make it a point to do so. The sound of the wheelchairs rushing up and down the court and the metal-on-metal collision of those same wheelchairs is an experience in and of itself. The athletes maneuver their chairs with grace, finesse, and ferocity all...

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