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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Ep: 008 – PARALYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST MEGAN BLUNK

Megan Blunk was active in sports growing up. A month before her high school graduation, she was involved in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed her from the waist down. She found out about the sport of wheelchair basketball and earned a scholarship to play at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Megan Blunk has been an integral member of the U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball national team, helping them to win gold at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. Megan has been open and honest about mental illness and hopes to help others along the way.

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