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Tag: Athletics

Rutgers’ LeGrand has no movement below neck after spinal cord injury

Published: October 17, 2010

Rutgers defense tackle Eric LeGrand currently has no movement below the neck following surgery Saturday night for a spinal cord injury he suffered in the Scarlet Knights’ 23-20 overtime victory at Army.

Spinal cord patients enjoy swimming competition

Published: August 30, 2010

Digam Limbu, 23, had sustained spinal cord injury in a road accident in Qatar on August 28 last year. The accident changed Limbu´s life, who then worked in Qatar. His legs do not function and he is confined to wheelchair.

A year on, a happy moment came in his life as he won the title of a swimming competition of athletes with spinal cord injury on Sunday. Limbu clocked 39.98 seconds to complete 25 meters in the competition organized by Nepal Spinal Cord Injury Sports Association with assistance from wushu player Sami Lama and Buddha Prakash School, Jorpati.

London marks 2-year countdown to Paralympics

Published: August 27, 2010

LONDON — London will mark the two-year countdown to the homecoming of the Paralympics on Sunday, celebrating the growing prominence of the event and its start in England in 1948.

More than 500,000 people have already registered interest in buying tickets on the London 2012 website for the 12-day event, and organizers hope to attract a global TV audience of 4 billion.

Stunt goes wrong

Published: July 19, 2010

Former Jesse White tumbler sues group after paralyzing injury

Jarvis Williams dashed forward in the red-and-white uniform familiar to anyone who’s seen the Jesse White tumblers defy gravity. Going last in a line of acrobats during the parade in Wheeling, he gathered speed, bounded off the trampoline and turned two-and-a-half somersaults.

Williams would say later he had done the same daring maneuver at least 50 times. The Fenger High School senior had learned to make the jaw-dropping stunts look routine, just as thousands of other youngsters had done as members of the famous team named after Jesse White, the Illinois secretary of state.

Jeffrey Guest Football Star spinal cord injury wants to walk again

Published: July 2, 2010

Jeffrey Guest Football Star spinal cord injury wants to walk again. Jeffrey Guest needs help

Spinal injury inspires foundation

Published: June 21, 2010

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Chris Canales knew before that night that his life would soon change. He just expected it to go in a different direction.

It was the final regular season game of his senior season at San Marcos Baptist Academy, and the all-conference defensive back and punter already had received three college scholarship offers.

Surfers with Spinal Injuries Ready to Hit the Waves

Published: May 27, 2010

WILDWOOD CREST — On June 19, young people with spinal cord injuries will get a chance to ride surfboards here as Life Rolls On presents “They Will Surf Again.”

Chad DeSatnick, who sustained a spinal injury while surfing off Cape May, is a local organizer for Life Rolls On, a division of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He said he was fortunate not to suffer permanent paralysis.

Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation news

Published: April 15, 2010

A Victory Lap for All

On March 26, 2010 the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation teamed up with The Challenged Athletes Foundation of Florida and the Shoot For A Cure campaign in a race for recovery at the inaugural Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, Walk ‘N Wheelathon event.

Paralympics raised the bar

Published: March 23, 2010

The Winter Olympics were a huge success, bringing Canadians together as never before, shining a new light on our province, and proving that yes, we can do it.

There is a good chance, however, that Vancouver 2010 will be known as much for the Paralympics that followed as for the Olympics themselves.

For the first time in the history of the Games, disabled athletes were celebrated not for the adversity they had overcome, but for their athletic abilities.

Paralympic torch lands in Toronto on way across the country

Published: March 5, 2010

TORONTO — Three years ago, Master Cpl. Jody Mitic stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan and along with losing both of his legs, he also thought he would never be able to play sports again.

But on Friday Mitic — who has run in marathons, snowboarded, hang-glided and scuba dived since his accident — was one of 40 chosen to carry the Paralympic torch in Toronto.