Every two years, the world’s best athletes gather to compete in the world’s toughest games: The Paralympics. The games bring together top athletes with physical disabilities to compete on the field, in the pool, on bicycles, and in wheelchairs. This year the Games will be held in London, August 29 - September 9.
Medal Quest: American Athletes and the Paralympic Games follows America’s elite athletes as they train to compete in the 2012 Games. Each interview gives you an in-depth look at what it takes to become a champion.
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Produced by WGBH Boston and presented under agreement with the United States Olympic Committee and the International Paralympics Committee.
Jessica Long: 'To be the best, you make sacrifices.'
Sabra Hawkes: "I always wanted to be an athlete."
"The Stakes are Definitely Higher with Athletes"
Ileana Rodriguez: "I’m asking you to swim!"
Rudy Garcia-Tolson: "I’m enjoying every moment."
Russell Wolfe: "I can represent my country again."
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