They aren’t always the biggest names in sports but adaptive athletes have amazing stories of perseverance and will. Here are some.
Adapt and Thrive
Meet Katy Sullivan, actress, producer, writer and oh, by the way, record-smashing Paralympic track and field athlete.
Alana Nichols is the only athlete to win gold in the summer and winter Paralympics. She now leads the preeminent women’s sports organization.
Darlene Hunter overcame a childhood accident to become a leader in adaptive sports.
Paralyzed from the waist down at 17, the Paralympian rose to new heights in the sport she loves.
Cailin Curry competes against some of the best in the nation and doesn’t consider blindness a disadvantage in any way.
The former marine overcomes the loss of her leg to reach great heights and become an inspiration for those with disabilities.
An accident left Hanny Gavios without the full use of her legs, but that wasn’t enough to keep her from finishing the New York City Marathon.
After being paralyzed in a car accident, Candace Cable became a champion in sports.
Born without fibulas in her legs, Aimee Mullins goes the distance to accomplish great things.