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Paralympic athletes achieve incredible feats in Rio games

Paralympic athletes achieve incredible feats in Rio games

Maksym Kosachevskyy, News Editor

September 22, 2016

On Sept. 15, Algerian middle-distance runner Abdellatif Baka finished the T13 1500m race of the Paralympics in 3:48.29 seconds. The visually impaired athlete not only secured gold for his country but, alongside three others, finished in a shorter time than the winner of the same event in the Rio Olympics. What...

Paralympian Pistorius kills girlfriend in South Africa

Rishab Revankar, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

Pretoria, South Africa. Feb. 14, 3:20 a.m.: legendary Paralympian Oscar Pistorius shot and killed celebrity-model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The prosecution alleges it was murder in cold blood, but Pistorius and his defense attorneys claim it was a tragic accident. “We are still trying to come...

First-year swimmer Lucas McCrory has big goals for 2016

Jordan Smith, Staff Writer

August 31, 2012

Lucas McCrory is a first-year student at Guilford College, a swimmer aiming for the Paralympics of 2016, and a brother of 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Nick McCrory. Having swum for about six years now, McCrory competes and practices in the sport for keeping in shape as well as for enjoyment. “I love...