Mark Bathum silver medal in super-G

 Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 5:45 PM  Paralympics, Uncategorized
Mar 102014
 
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Mark Bathum and guide Cade Yamamoto won silver in the men’s visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center.

Bathum (Seattle, Wash.) and Yamamoto (Quincy, Wash.) won their first Paralympic medal together after only racing together for two and a half months. Bathum is now a two-time Paralympic silver medalist after finishing as the runner-up in the downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Author: Katie Branham  Publication: Team USA Website  Date: 03- 09-2014

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Mar 102014
 
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SOCHI, Russia —After strong starts at past international competitions, Team USA’s 0-2 beginning to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Ice Cube Curling Center comes as a surprise to Patrick McDonald and the U.S. wheelchair curling team.

McDonald and teammates Jimmy Joseph (New Hartford, N.Y.), Penny Greely (Green Bay, Wis.), Meghan Lino (East Falmouth, Mass.), and alternate David Palmer (Mashpee, Mass.) lost this afternoon to Korea’s Myung-Jin Kim rink, 9-5, to slip to an early 0-2 hole in the round robin.

“It wasn’t a really great day for us,” said three-time Paralympian Joseph. “I’d rather be 2-0 instead of 0-2, but that’s the way the stone turns. We’re not out of it yet. I’ve seen teams come back from 0-4. Everyone’s not going to win every game. We’re going to have a great, great rest of the week.”

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Author: Terry Kolesar  Publication: Team USA Website  Date: 03- 08-2014

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Feb 062014
 
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COLORADO SPRINGS – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today that 10 athletes have been nominated to the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team to compete in the inaugural snowboard cross competition at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, March 7-16. The nominations are subject to the approval of the USOC. View Entire Article

Author: PARALYMPICS Publication: Team USA Website Date: 02– 04-2014

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Wheelchair champion headed to Winter Paralympics

 Posted by on February 2, 2014 at 2:09 PM  Paralympics
Feb 022014
 
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Paralympic track champion Tatyana McFadden has skied her way into the winter Paralympics.

McFadden, a December graduate of the University of Illinois, was named Wednesday to the U.S. Paralympic cross-country ski team that will compete in Sochi, Russia, March. 7-16.

McFadden is one of the leading wheelchair track racers and marathoners in history.  Last year, she made an unprecedented sweep of the titles at the Boston, London, New York and Chicago marathons.

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Author: Philip Hersh   Publication: The Baltimore Sun    Date: 1-29-14

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