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Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay Athletes Excel at National Junior Disability Championships

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2018) - Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay finished second in the nation in its division during last week's National Junior Disability Championships.

The six athletes on Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay brought home an astounding 52 individual medals, setting 27 national records in the process. In addition to the individual medals, team members also won several medals in relay events.

The athletes competed in the Medium Team Division in swimming and track and field. The national championships were held July 22-27 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and featured 235 competitors from 31 states.

The Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals is for athletes ages 6 to 22 with physical disabilities and is the oldest and largest continuously held competitive sports event in the country.

A signature program of Hillsborough County's Parks & Recreation, Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay offers year-round sports and recreation programs to promote healthy lifestyles, independence, and personal growth for people with physical disabilities.

The Paralympic Sport Tampa Bay athletes are coached by Andy Chasanoff. Those competing in this year's national championship include Danielle Kanas, Logan Krepop, Zach Woodke, Liz Tidey, Jeremy Gerstner, and Momo Sutton.

Links: Photo from the competition

 

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