Challenge Extended presents: Track & Field Gold Medalist, Breanna Clark

Breanna Clark is a Track & Field elite athlete. Diagnosed with autism at age four, Breanna ran on the women’s track team at Dorsey High School and at Pasadena City College. But she also excelled at the international level, winning a gold medal in the 400 meter at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, 40 years after her mother Rosalyn’s silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Games. Breanna followed up that success by winning gold in 2017 and in 2019 at the World Championships and is looking forward to competing at the Tokyo Paralympics.

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Challenge Extended, USA SHOOTING ATHLETE TAYLOR FARMER

Move United Elite Team Alumni Taylor Farmer goal is to compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games next year. Born with cerebral Palsy, Taylor began shooting at the age of 12 and began competing in September 2015. Her star is definitely on the rise. She has been training at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for the past couple years and was named 2018 Paralympic Athlete of the Year by Team USA Shooting. At the 2019 Parapan American American Games in Lima, she took the gold in the mixed 10 meter air rifle prone.

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Challenge Extended, Ep: 011 – 7x Paralympic Medalist Amanda McGrory

Amanda McGrory attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a dual sport athlete to play wheelchair basketball and race as a member of wheelchair racing team. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Library and Information Science. In addition to her collegiate studies, she has also centered her life around adaptive sport. With seven Paralympic medals and over 25 marathons already, Amanda McGrory is training for one final Paralympic Games in Tokyo. I’m delighted to interview her for the Spring 2020 issue of Challenge magazine.

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Challenge Extended, Ep: 009 – Nine-Time Paralympian Candace Cable

Candace Cable was inducted into the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Hall of Fame in 2019. She has been an integral voice in the adaptive sports movement throughout her career. Candace was the first American woman to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

Candace Cable is a nine-time Paralympian who competed in three sports: track and field, alpine skiing and Nordic skiing. She won 12 medals, including eight gold and her athletic career includes 84 first-place finishes at various marathons around the world. She continues to be an advocate and leader for adaptive sports and disability rights today.

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Challenge Extended Ep: 006 – World Class Athlete, Alana Nichols

Alana Nichols is a world-class athlete with a passion for challenging herself and others. After suffering a spinal cord injury at age 17 while attempting a back flip on her snowboard, Alana quickly transitioned to adaptive sports.  She is a 5X Paralympian and a 6 X Paralympic Medalist, including 3 Gold, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze. In fact, she is the first American female to win gold medals at both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

Alana Nichols has competed in three sports at the Paralympic level, including wheelchair basketball, alpine skiing, and sprint kayaking and now she is focused on competitive surfing. Alana is the President of the Women’s Sports Foundation, which exists to unlock the possibilities in every girl …

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