Team USA enters the stadium during the 2014 Paralympic Games opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia.
by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
For these Veterans, the road to Sochi has been filled with a renewed sense of freedom, independence and determination. They are an inspiration and a dramatic example of the capabilities of the human body and mind, even after tremendous trauma.
Here is a brief introduction to just three of these remarkable Veterans.
Chris Devlin-Young’s first Paralympic Winter Games appearance was in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, where he earned a gold medal in slalom. At the Lillehammer Games, he competed as a “four-tracker” using two skis and outriggers. In 2002 in Salt Lake City, he won a gold medal in super-G and a silver medal in downhill as a mono-skier.
He was the first Paralympian in history to medal in two different disability classes. Devlin-Young also earned silver in Torino in 2006. He narrowly missed the podium in Vancouver, taking a fourth-place finish in super-G. He came back and claimed gold…
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