Jessica Long: 'To be the best, you make sacrifices.'
As a child, Jessica Long was first in the pool, last out. Result: 7 gold medals, so far.
Sabra Hawkes: "I always wanted to be an athlete."
Sprinter Sabra Hawkes says training is a joy: "I just like to run so much."
"The Stakes are Definitely Higher with Athletes"
Prosthetist Shane Ryley highlights the high-performance limbs that revolutionized sports.
Ileana Rodriguez: "I’m asking you to swim!"
Ileana Rodriguez remembers the coach who looked past her disability and saw an athlete.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson: "I’m enjoying every moment."
Swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson looks at the Paralympics as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Russell Wolfe: "I can represent my country again."
Veteran Russell Wolfe has a new way to represent the USA – in Paralympic archery.
Blake Leeper is one of the younger members of Team USA and began competing internationally less than three years ago. The level of competition was a revelation to him. Leeper talks about the intense level of competition in Paralympic sports and how he stacks up against two of the biggest names in racing, South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius and America’s Jerome Singleton.
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