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Fabiola Da Silva

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August 7, 2004 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Fabiola da Silva doesn't have the physical strength of her competition, so she finds strength from within. It's a gift, she said, from her father, who died last year just before she skated in the X Games. And it's a personality trait from her mother, who is paralyzed on her right side -- the aftereffect of a stroke. And it's a strength fueled by the loss of a close friend, Andre Abreu, who drowned in a boating accident in April.
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August 6, 2005 | Dan Arritt; Peter Yoon; Jonathan Abrams, From Times Staff Reports
Tommy Clowers didn't bother checking the high bar that was 32 feet above the ground Friday night in the Moto X step-up competition at the X Games. His eyes focused on the nearly vertical dirt ramp that led to the bar. Finding just the right spot on the lip to launch was key to winning the contest in the tennis stadium outside Home Depot Center, and Clowers was right on target, clearing the bar on his first attempt to win his fourth gold medal in the event.
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August 3, 2006 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
Fabiola da Silva is the leading female medal-winner in X Games history, a seven-time in-line skating gold medalist, but she won't even be in California when the games are contested today through Sunday at Staples Center and the Home Depot Center. Dallas Friday won her fourth gold medal in wakeboarding last year, then talked about catching BMX rider Dave Mirra, who leads all X Games contestants with 14 gold medals.
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