Phelipe Rodrigues

Day in the Life: Phelipe Rodrigues

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Day in the Life: Phelipe Rodrigues Phelipe Rodrigues is a Paralympic swimmer born in Recife, Brazil. He was born with clubfoot and had two surgeries at just four weeks old. As a result, he began swimming at just 8 months old as physiotherapy and hasn’t stopped swimming since!  He has won over 10 different medals while participating in Paralympic sports.   View …

Sophia Herzog

Day in the Life: Sophia Herzog

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Day in the Libreaststrokerzog   Sophia Herzog is a Paralympic silver medalist and Team USA Swimmer. At four feet tall, she towered over her competition in the 100m breast stroke at Rio. Sophia resides in the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and was on the U.S. Paralympics Swimming Emerging Team twice in her career before making the national team in 2015. Herzog …

Cassie Cava

Day in the Life: Cassie Cava

Royan Paralympian, Snowboarder Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Cassie Cava   Cassie Cava is a 24 year-old Paralympic Snowboarding Candidate, Great Britain Parasnowboard and Paratriathlon Team Member. After six years of limited and painful activity following a failed reconstructive surgery, Cassie had her right foot amputated below the knee in October 2015. She just finished her first season racing on the Parasnowboard World Cup Circuit and …

Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Day in the Life: Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Royan Paralympian, Swimmer, Triathlete Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Rudy Garcia-Tolson   Paralympic Gold Medalist, World Record Holder and Ironman Triathlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson is on the #RoadToRio, competing in his fourth Paralympic Games. Rudy will be a favorite for gold in the men’s swimming 200IM and 100m breaststroke competitions. Since his first Paralympic Games in 2004 at the age of 16, Rudy has become an ambassador for …

Owen Pick

Day in the Life: Owen Pick

Royan Paralympian, Snowboarder Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Owen Pick   Owen Pick is a soldier who lost a leg in Afghanistan and is now a snowboard sensation… He tried out the sport after being discharged from the Army and within 18 months got ranked in the top ten.   The 23 year-old’s skills and daredevil spirit have made him a prime contender for the 2018 …