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Team Össur vs. Team Ottobock: The Final Tally

Team Össur vs. Team Ottobock: The Final Tally

If the Paralympic athletes sponsored by Össur and Ottobock were regarded as independent nations, both teams would have ranked among the top 20 in the overall medal count among the 162 countries that attended the 2021 Tokyo Games. Put the two together, and they piled up more gold medals than all but eight other entrants....

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5 Best Paralympic Events to Watch Again

5 Best Paralympic Events to Watch Again

Now that the Paralympics have gotten the sort of coverage they always deserved, does anybody still doubt whether these events are compelling enough to hold an audience? Not every storyline lived up to its billing, but enough of them did to make for a show that always entertained and frequently achieved high drama. Here are...

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Team USA’s Amputee Medal-winners at the Paralympics

Team USA’s Amputee Medal-winners at the Paralympics

Team USA’s final medal Paralympic medal count ended up at 104, with 37 golds. Both figures rank as the second-highest in history, surpassed only by the 115 medals and 40 golds the Americans won five years ago in Rio. Amputee athletes made up about a third of Team USA’s overall Paralympic contingent, and they brought...

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2022 Winter Paralympics: Amputee FAQ

2022 Winter Paralympics: Amputee FAQ

Through 1992, the Winter and Summer Olympic/Paralympics were always held in the same calendar year. It was only in 1994 that the IOC modified the schedule to create a staggered cycle, with Summer Games during leap years and Winter Games two years later. Because of the one-year pandemic delay, the calendar has temporarily reverted to...

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Ezra Frech Feels the Love

Ezra Frech Feels the Love

He won’t turn 16 until May, but Ezra Frech already has a higher profile than most Paralympic athletes. As the co-founder of Angel City Sports, Frech (rhymes with “tech”) has helped open doors to athletic opportunity for thousands of people with limb difference and other disabilities. After grabbing silver medals in the long jump and...

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Hunter Woodhall Gets Back to Business

Hunter Woodhall Gets Back to Business

When COVID put the Paralympics on hold, amputee athlete Hunter Woodhall didn’t need long to figure out how to rechannel his energy. He launched a new company. And he didn’t worry about the stuff he couldn’t control.

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Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds

LOSS OF A LIMB IS MORE THAN A PHYSICAL LOSS. While the change in a person’s body is obvious, it is not the only way amputees are changed by their experience. There are also a range of psychological impacts that come with limb loss. Some amputees might be uncomfortable expressing their emotional and psychological experiences while others might express their internal experiences openly. Whether or not one chooses to share his or her experience, the personal effects of limb loss are deep.

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