Hanger Clinic recognized several of its athletes who competed and medaled in the London Paralympics in a recent news release. The release notes that the games began August 29 and ran through September 9. Read pre-game interviews featuring the Hanger Clinic athletes here.
According to Hanger Clinic, during the games Jeremy Campbell was among the Clinic’s athletes who medaled during the games. Campbell set a new world record, winning a gold medal with a discus throw of 60.05 meters.
Next up, Blake Leeper also set a new record, earning a silver medal in the 400-meter dash, and setting a new US record with a time of 50.14 seconds. Leeper also took home a bronze medal in the 200-meter competition with a time of 22.46 seconds.
Volleyball players Kari Miller and Lora Webster reportedly took home silver medals as part of the women’s sitting volleyball team. David Prince rounds out the Clinic’s medal recipients, setting a new world record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.61 seconds and winning the bronze medal.
Hanger Clinic spotlights an additional group of its athletes who also delivered excellence and outstanding performances during the games. These athletes include Katy Sullivan, who achieved a personal best in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at 17.33. Sullivan, a bilateral above-knee amputee, also placed sixth in her race and beat unilateral above-knee amputee competitors.
Hanger Clinic athlete Bradley Johnson endured weather challenges yet was able to deliver a strong performance with the men’s sailing team. The release also reports that Laurens Molina, who competed in the men’s marathon competition finished with a time of 1:48:25. Maya Nakanishi also delivered a strong finish, placing 8th in the women’s long jump with a distance of 4.79 meters/15 feet 7 inches.
For more information about Hanger Clinic’s competing athletes, click here.
Watch news coverage and view photos of the athletes here.
Source: Hanger Clinic