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.
Speed, emotion, and teamwork - the U.S. men’s sitting volleyball team recall the 2011 Parapan American championship match against Brazil.
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