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USA Places Fourth at Paralympics

(From left to right) The “Mc-trio,” Amanda McGrory, Tatyana McFadden and Chelsea McClammer, won multiple medals for the women's 1500-meter T54. These athletes train and compete alongside one another (Photo from TeamUSA.org).

JoAnn Ahn, News Editor

October 5, 2016

At the end of September, the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games winded down in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over 160 countries participated in 528 medal events for 23 different sports- all competed by athletes with a large range of disabilities. Some disabilities include impaired muscle power, vision, range of...

Olympics Over: Team USA Comes Out on Top

Michael Phelps (far right) poses next to Ryan Lochte and two other members of the gold-medal 4x200 meter freestyle relay foursome. The team beat Great Britain for first place by less than two seconds with a time of 7:00.26 (picture from Wikipedia).

Holley Murray, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

It has been more than three weeks since the 2016 Summer Olympics kicked off in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the Aug. 5 opening ceremony. The games came to a close in a remarkable closing ceremony on Aug. 21. Team USA’s athletes represented well in all events, ultimately coming out on top...

Michael Phelps Set for a Huge Comeback in Rio

Michael Phelps grinds out an early morning practice in his new training center at Arizona State. Screenshot from video here: https://youtu.be/Xh9jAD1ofm4

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

The crowd erupted with energy as Michael Phelps began to close in on the Serbian star, Milorad Cavic, in the Beijing Aquatic Center. As the Olympians neared the wall, the tension in the aquatic center boiled over.  In a split second decision, Phelps took a short stroke into the wall just as Cavic finished...

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