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David Prince lost his lower right leg in a motor cycle accident when he was 17 years old. After that, and not right away, he slowly built himself into a world class athlete. David will be on the show to talk about his professional life, how the accident changed him, what its like to compete on the world stage, and what bigger goals he has for the future.
Tweet your questions for David to @AskINSIDEtrack and we will answer them on the show!
We round off our Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage and at the same time kick off our Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games coverage.
The country of Russia celebrated a very successful Olympic and Paralympic Games and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sochi. For us, the Paralympic Games were transformative. We saw many examples of courage, strength, humanity and the belief that all things are possible, especially in the face of great adversity.
We met some amazing people and some colorful characters during our time in Sochi and you'll meet some of them during the show.
You will receive a small taste of what we experienced during our time in Sochi. On our way back to the U.S. we spent a long layover in Moscow and you’ll hear about some places you see during a short visit to moscow when Russian-American singer/songwriter Marina Verenikina joins us to talk about her hometown. We had the pleasure of visiting some of the places that she mentions.
Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (/p?s't?ri?s/; born 22 November 1986) is a South African sprint runner. Although both of Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, he competes in events for single below-knee amputees and for able-bodied athletes. At the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, Pistorius became the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Pistorius became the first double leg amputee to participate in the Olympics when he entered the men's 400 metres and 4 × 400 metres relay races. At the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Pistorius won gold medals in the men's 400 metre race and in the 4 × 100 metres relay, setting world records in both events. He also took a silver in the 200 metres race, having set a world record in the semifinal.
In the early morning of Thursday, 14 February 2013, Pistorius' girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed at Pistorius' Pretoria home.
World Footprints continues to have a wonderful time in Sochi, Russia as the city plays host to the country's first ever Winter Paralympic Games. Today we will introduce two extraordinary athletes who will inspire you with their stories of courage, tenancity and strength--skiier Stephanie Jallen and hockey player Nikkos Landeros. Both athletes are in Sochi and are focused on bringing home a Gold. We'll also introduce the mother of World Cup champion Stephanie Jallen. Deb Jallen knows first-hand about what it takes to raise a champion athlete and she'll share her inspiring journey with us.
Of SPECIAL NOTE: As of Monday, March 10th, Stephanie Jallen won a BRONZE in the Women's Super G - Standing.
The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event where athletes with a physical disability compete; this includes athletes with mobility restrictions, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy.
Elisabeth Walker Young an accomplished Paralympic swimmer, Victoria Nolan is a rower and Justin Karn is an athlete in the sport of Judo and they join us in conversation @ 7PM EST at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio. Dial-in TOLL FREE 1-877-357-2448 in Canada and United States to ask a question, talk with us or e-mail in advance.
TREND ON this week: All things Irish with St. Patrick's Day with Jim O'Keeffe talking a bit of blarney from Irish celebrations, events, music, traditions & fashion
Also TRENDing: Paralympics Sochi 2014 Inspiring Special Individuals with Joseph Scala inspired by his mentally challenged sister's indomitable spirit connects it to the work world, business context, and personal relationships
After the "thrill of victory and the agony of defeat" from the #Sochi2014 Winter Olympics, the #Sochi2014WinterParalympics bring sheer inspiration and the thrill of triumph by athletes beyond gifted and dedicated marked by determination to overcome and compete. What can we learn from these Olympians and the Disabled (whether cognitive or physical)?
Tamara Leigh's TREND ON with Heidi Feemster LIVE every Wed. at 10:00am CT on the Linked Local Network.
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Elizabeth Wright is a Paralympic Medallist, Motivational Speaker, Academic, and Activist. Born in Sydney, Australia with Congenital Limb Deficiency. Elizabeth is missing half her right arm and leg and requires a prosthetic leg to allow mobility.
Elizabeth was raised with a positive attitude and firm self-belief that has taken her from strength to strength. With determination and a go-getter attitude, Elizabeth has achieved much in her life and is continuing to achieve, regardless of the obstacles and barriers she comes across.
At the age of thirteen, she decided that she was going to swim in the Paralympic games. She achieved this goal only three years later, competing at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and then the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. In all Elizabeth won three medals at the Paralympics, a bronze in the 50m Butterfly at the ’96 Paralympics, and a silver in the 400m Freestyle and a bronze in the 4 x 50m freestyle relay at her home games in 2000, as well as held multiple world records in both long and short course races.
Elizabeth has written her autobiography – “Ditch the Arm, Keep the Leg – a personal story of success,” and she continues to challenge herself physically, having decided to walk across Spain next year in one go.
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Is your family TV tuned in to all Olympics, all the time right about now? We'll talk about watching the Olympics with your kids (or not) and what sorts of things those games can teach. Join About.com experts Terri Mauro (Children with Special Needs), Catherine Holecko (Family Fitness), Katherine Lee (School-Age Children), and Amanda Morin (Kids' Learning Activities) for some gold-medal discussion.
World Footprints is broadcasting from Sochi, Russia where we have just arrived for the country’s first ever Winter Paralympic Games @Sochi2014. Before we left the United States, however, we caught up with Taylor Imus, a young journalism student from Ball State University (BSU) who traveled to Sochi with other BSU student journalists. She shared her Olympic experience and some helpful insights into this city that has gained tremendous international attention.
You'll also hear from Charlie Huebner, the Chief of the Paralympics for the US Olympic Committee about the history of the Paralympic Games, the purpose of the Games and why they continue to be a mystery despite growing media attention.
Finally, you'll meet Patrick McDonald, a champion curler who is competing on Paralympic Curling Team USA. We'll hear Patrick's inspiring story and learn more about this sport that is growing in popularity.
July 17, 2012: A trio of physical therapists provided rare insight into the treatment of Olympic and Paralympic athletes leading up to London 2012.
Guests were Amber Donaldson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, manager of the United States Olympic Committee sports medicine clinic in Colorado Springs, Denise Hutchins, PT, MS, chief classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, and Scott Weiss, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, owner and clinical director of Bodhizone for Human Performance & Sports Physical Therapy, PC.
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Cox Business Report Host Todd Smith speaks with Top-Ranked Skier Ralph Green about his gold medal hopes in the Paralympics in Vancouver. Ralph is sponsored by Cox Communications.