Sending a shout out to POA Client and Paralympian Igor Ivanov, who participated in the Snowboard Cross competition along with Amy Purdy and Evan Strong today. Igor represented Russia and put in a great effort– as an ABOVE KNEE AMPUTEE wearing a prosthesis! Well done, Igor!
Paralympic athlete April Holmes stopped by POA today to show us her BRONZE medal! She insisted on “sharing” it with Stan! 🙂 Congratulations, April!!!
Great article on 39-year-old April Holmes, who is set to compete in the 2012 Paralympics, and fully intends to win both the 100 and 200-meter sprints. This will be April’s third Paralympics. She competed in the 2004 Athens games, and won a bronze medal in the long jump. In the 2008 Beijing games, she was in first place when she stumbled and fell. Although bleeding and devastated, April got back up and finished the race. Five days later, she won the 100 meters. That’s the kind of determination that makes her a winner as she continues to walk her journey. April Holmes, A run with purpose, Orlando Sentinel, 8/30/2012
9/1 100 Semi 2:33-46PM
9/2 100 Final 4:32-38PM
9/3 100 Medal Ceremony 6:30-35AM
9/5 200 Semi 6:09-16AM
9/6 200 Final 3:38-44PM
9/6 200 Medal Ceremony 4:30-35PM
(ALL TIMES LISTED ARE EST)
AGAIN YOU CAN WATCH LIVE AT www.paralympic.org OR CATCH THE NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will air one-hour highlight shows on Sept. 4, 5, 6 and 11 at 7 p.m. EDT. Following the Paralympic Games, on Sept. 16, NBC will broadcast a 90 minute special from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. All NBC and NBC Sports Network Paralympic highlight shows and specials will re-air on Universal Sports Network and universalsports.com.
POA patient Amazzzzzing Anthony Burruto, a bilateral AK/BK amputee, competed against able-bodied athletes in the USAPL (USAPOWERLIFTING) competition. He entered into the Varsity & the Junior 16&17’s divisions. Not only did Anthony perform well, he broke both records, set new ones, and was awarded two Gold medals and a trophy!! Needless to say, there is already talk about the 2016 Paralympics in Rio!
The sport of para-snowboarding will make its debut in Russia with two medal events. Congratulations to all the people who worked so hard to make this happen! Para-Snowboarding in 2014 Paralympics