Paralympics 2016

McKenzie Coan Receives Gold Medal For 50m Freestyle S7 | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Loyola University Maryland junior McKenzie has osteogenesis imperfecta and won her first gold medal for the U.S. Paralympics Swimming team at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro tonight. Her winning time of 32.42 in the 50m (S7) freestyle is a new Paralympic Record!

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McKenzie Coan with her GOLD!

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Jordanne Whiley has the strength to carry weight of being tennis favourite

Paralympics 2016: Jordanne Whiley has the strength to carry weight of being tennis favourite

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Whiley is going for gold in Rio Credit: GETTY IMAGES

By Gareth A Davies, Rio de Janeiro

5 September 2016 • 11:02pm

She is a strong woman, Jordanne Whiley. The 24-year-old was bullied while growing up, mocked for her osteogenesis imperfecta which gave her brittle bones as a baby, a congenital condition which her father, Keith, who was also a Paralympian and won a bronze medal in New York, has also lived with. But the world No3 in women’s wheelchair tennis says it has just made her stronger.

So impressive is Whiley that Andy Murray is one of her friends and admirers. “Andy Murray is a really big supporter of wheelchair tennis,” Whiley, here in Rio as a gold medal favourite, tells The Daily Telegraph. “I’ve grown to know him over the last year and Jamie as well, and their mother Judy, who are also big supporters. He’s a good ambassador for us, I think.”……….. Read full Story at The Telegraph UK


Jordanne Whiley Web Page

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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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