BLIND Scottish sprinter Libby Clegg is used to overcoming adversity in her life but going for gold in London’s Paralympics will be her toughest challenge. Despite starting to lose her sight when she was still in primary school, she has gone on to become a world champion, yet insists a win at the Games would be her greatest achievement. Libby said: “Bringing a gold back home would be a dream come true – I just hope I can do it.
Behind prosthetic blue eyes — replacements for the natural pair he lost after an explosion in Afghanistan nearly a year ago — Navy Lt. Brad Snyder soaks in the scenery of a dream realized. The 2012 Paralympics open today in Britain. Snyder races for gold Friday.
Decorated Australian wheelchair athlete Louise Sauvage has joined the ranks of the Paralympic Hall of Fame. The Perth-born 38-year-old who has nine track gold medals from four Paralympics, was honoured during an induction ceremony in London tonight.
Joe Berenyi of Oswego lost an arm and a kneecap in a 1994 construction accident. But that won't stop him from competing in five cycling events next month for Team USA at the Paralympic Games in London.