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Local Wheelchair Racer Featured in Documentary

Tatyana McFadden of Clarkesville, Md., will be among the athletes featured in a 90-minute documentary on the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing that will air Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on NBC (WRC-4, WBAL-11). McFadden won the wheelchair race at the Paralympics,...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  November 5, 2008; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Paralympic Games Close

From the Associated Press: Beijing capped its six-week run as the center of world sports, ushering out the Paralympic Games on Wednesday with a lavish closing ceremony. The ceremony marked the end of seven intensive years of preparations and $40...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 17, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pistorius Wins Third Gold

From the Associated Press: Double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius has won his third gold medal at the Paralympics, taking the 400 meters to go with his victories in the 100 and 200. The South African ran a world-record for his disability...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 16, 2008; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dutch Win Doubles Title

From the Associated Press: Korie Homan had to wait a day, but she finally got even with Esther Vergeer. Homan and Sharon Walraven won gold in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics on Monday in Beijing, defeating Dutch compatriots Jiske Griffioen...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 15, 2008; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Du Toit Finds Gold Again

From the Associated Press: Natalie Du Toit of South Africa won her fourth gold medal in swimming at the Beijing Paralympics, taking the 400-meter freestyle on Friday in a world-record time for her disability group. Du Toit, who lost a...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 12, 2008; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Du Toit, Popovich Garner More Gold

From the Associated Press: Natalie Du Toit of South Africa and Erin Popovich of the United States keep winning swimming gold medals at the Paralympics. Du Toit, one of two athletes who also competed in the Beijing Olympics, captured her...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  September 11, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Britain Dominates Cycling, Tracee Hamilton , September 10, 2008
Pistorius Wins 100 Meters, Tracee Hamilton , September 9, 2008
Pistorius Leads 100-Meter Heats, Tracee Hamilton , September 8, 2008
 
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