Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

Celebrating Women & Girls In Sports

This Paralympian Has Turned Adversity Into Great Accomplishments

Candace Cable wasn’t much of an athlete before a car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down when she was 21-years-old.

“I had to completely reinvent myself,” Cable told Team USA. “It was hard because I felt absolutely no role models. I felt very alone and very isolated.”

The California native sunk into a terrible depression followed by a drug addiction before discovering sports, which changed her life. She went on to become one of the most decorated Paralympians in U.S. history, winning 12 medals, eight of which were gold.

Cable then shifted her focus to handcycling where she became a six-time champion of the Boston Marathon.

“I have this insatiable curiosity about life, and I have had a life of satisfying so much of my curiosity and that sport really gave me the opportunity to do so,” Cable said in an interview with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic digital.

Cable was inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2019 and is on the Olympic committee that is bringing the games back to Los Angeles in 2028.

“I hope to show people with disabilities that we all have obstacles and if we can turn those obstacles into challenges they become more do-able and we can overcome them. We are all in this together, we are all the same.”



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