September 12, 1992
Trischa Zorn led the United States to a world record and victory in the women's 400-meter blind relay swimming competition in the Paralympic Games at Barcelona. The medal was her ninth gold of the games.
September 5, 1992 |
Trischa Zorn of Indianapolis, a four-time member of the U.S. team in the Paralympics, won the 100-meter breaststroke to pace a 15-medal American performance on the opening day of the Paralympic Games. Zorn, 29, set a personal best of 1 minute 26.46 seconds in winning the gold by 1.51 seconds over Gabriella Tjernberg of Sweden. Jason Wening of O'Fallon, Ill., won the 400-meter freestyle in 4:52.46. Adding to the U.S.
August 15, 1996 |
Sailing has been a big part of Dr. John Ross-Duggan's life since he was 7. By the time he was a teenager, he was doing well in California regattas, and at 15 he was seventh in the 1970 Hobie Nationals in Honolulu. After three years at Newport Harbor High, he entered premed studies at UC Irvine, where he also sailed for the university team. But an automobile accident in 1978, after he had completed his third year of medical school, left him a quadriplegic.
July 25, 1995 |
For a time after Andy Fleming lost both legs in a train accident in 1977, it seemed that his life was over--or at least the parts of it that mattered most. Before the accident he had been a robust man of 24, active in sports, with a bright future. But afterward, he said, "I started going down a slippery slope--self-abuse, really." He questioned what he would do with the rest of his life. Then he rediscovered sports.
August 25, 1996 |
It wasn't an entirely new experience, this adulation, this hero worship, that greeted Marla Runyan as she finished first in the women's 800-meter run of the Paralympic heptathlon Thursday night. But it was new enough that she was overwhelmed. At nearly midnight on a weeknight, the stadium was almost empty.