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August 30, 1986 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
There's something very special about the 10 gold medals that Mission Viejo swimmer Trischa Zorn holds in her hand. Not only do they represent the 10 world records she set two weeks ago in Goteberg, Sweden, but they're inscribed in a language common to no one country: Braile. Zorn, 22, legally blind since birth, competed in the World Championships for the Disabled, a two-week sports festival that allows athletes to compete in various categories.
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June 16, 1995 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the inner-city Indianapolis school in which she teaches, Trischa Zorn hands out hope. Zorn, a national swimming champion who grew up in Mission Viejo, tells the disabled students she teaches that they shouldn't let their disabilities stop them from setting and reaching their goals. Zorn should know. Legally blind since birth, she won 10 gold and two silver medals at the 1992 Paralympic Games and was chosen one of the top 10 female athletes of the year in 1994 by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
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June 16, 1995 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the inner-city Indianapolis school in which she teaches, Trischa Zorn hands out hope. Zorn, a national swimming champion who grew up in Mission Viejo, tells the disabled students she teaches that they shouldn't let their disabilities stop them from setting and reaching their goals. Zorn should know. Legally blind since birth, she won 10 gold and two silver medals at the 1992 Paralympic Games and was chosen one of the top 10 female athletes of the year in 1994 by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
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August 30, 1986 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
There's something very special about the 10 gold medals that Mission Viejo swimmer Trischa Zorn holds in her hand. Not only do they represent the 10 world records she set two weeks ago in Goteberg, Sweden, but they're inscribed in a language common to no one country: Braile. Zorn, 22, legally blind since birth, competed in the World Championships for the Disabled, a two-week sports festival that allows athletes to compete in various categories.
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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.
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September 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
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.
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August 15, 1996 | LON EUBANKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 25, 1995 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 25, 1996 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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