Voices of America

Russian-born American Overcomes Disabilities to Win Gold Medal in Paralympicsi
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October 10, 2012 12:23 AM
Right after the Olympics, a second set of athletic games for the physically challenged are held in the same city. One of the gold medalists at the 2012 London Paralympics was Washington, D.C. area athlete Tatyana McFadden. She was born in Russia with spina bifida, which paralyzed her legs, and adopted by an American family at the age of six. Tatyana decided to pursue competitive sports as a way of overcoming her physical challenges and went on to become a gold medalist. This Voices of America presentation is adapted from stories produced by VOA Russian Service’s Svetlana Prodovskaya.

Russian-born American Overcomes Disabilities to Win Gold Medal in Paralympics

Published October 09, 2012

Right after the Olympics, a second set of athletic games for the physically challenged are held in the same city. One of the gold medalists at the 2012 London Paralympics was Washington, D.C. area athlete Tatyana McFadden. She was born in Russia with spina bifida, which paralyzed her legs, and adopted by an American family at the age of six. Tatyana decided to pursue competitive sports as a way of overcoming her physical challenges and went on to become a gold medalist. This Voices of America presentation is adapted from stories produced by VOA Russian Service’s Svetlana Prodovskaya.