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Anjali Forber Pratt - Paralympic 200m World Record Holder

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Paralympic Champion and 200m World Record Holder Anjali Forber-Pratt discusses her very succesful 2011 season and shares her plans to continue to "Drive, Dream and Do" this summer at the Paralympic Games in London 2012.  For more information please visit Anjali's website http://anjaliforberpratt.com/

Statistics and Highlights

 

2011

  • World Champion - 200m at IPC Athletics World Championships
  • Silver Medalist - 100m & 400m at IPC Athletics World Championships
  • World Record - 200m at Swiss Nationals
  • US Paralympic National Champion in the 400m in Miramar, FL
  • Silver Medalist US Paralympic Track & Field Championships
  • Honored as Hero Among Us at Boston Celtics Game

Born in Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) India, Anjali lived in an orphanage for two and a half months before being adopted by her loving family from Natick, Massachusetts. Two months after arriving in the United States, she contracted an illness resulting in the diagnosis of transverse myelitis, a neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord. Rushed to the hospital,
she was not expected to live. However, her fighting spirit prevailed and Anjali survived. Transverse myelitis left her paralyzed from the waist down.

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