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Omar Class

Omar Class Fatma Omar (born 17 November 1973) is an Egyptian Powerlifter competing in the -56 kg category. She is a dominant power in her sport, winning gold in her event in four Paralympics, and another four gold medals at the IPC Powerlifting World Championships. Omar was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1973. At the age of one she was contracted polio, …

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Narita Class

Narita Class Mayumi Narita is a Japanese swimmer, described as “one of the world’s best Paralympic athletes” by the International Paralympic Committee. Japan Today has described her as a “swimming sensation perhaps as great as the Thorpedo but whose name few know”. She has won 15 gold medals at the Paralympics, and 20 total. Narita …

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Sanchez Class

Sanchez Class Nichols (born March 21, 1983) is a Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier from the United States. During a snowboarding trip when she was 17, she attempted a back flip and broke her back and was left paralyzed from the waist down. We hope you will enjoy looking at our page, and …

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Gallagher Class

Gallagher Class Gallagher, MBE,  won Britain’s first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal during Sochi 2014. Gallagher has oculocutaneous albinism, is visually impaired and competes with a sighted guide. At the 2009 New Zealand Winter Games Gallagher, competing with guide Claire Robb, won gold in her first ever international race, the giant slalom. We hope you …

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Simmonds Class

Simmonds Class Eleanor (Ellie) Simmonds OBE is a four-time Paralympic Champion with ten world records to her name. She won her first Paralympic medal when only thirteen. Ellie became the youngest winner of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2008 and then the youngest recipient of an MBE at the age of fourteen. …

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Hamilton Class

Hamilton Class Hamilton (born February 8, 1990) is an American professional surfer who survived a shark attack when she was 13 years old, in which her left arm was bitten off. Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. One month after the attack, she returned to her board.  We …

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Zorn Class

Zorn Class Trischa Zorn is a United States swimmer. Blind from birth, she competes in Paralympic swimming. She has won no fewer than 55 Paralympic medals. We hope you will enjoy looking at our page, and finding out about all the exciting things we get up to at school! Zorn Class team this year are: Mrs …

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Lister Class

Lister Class On 31 August 2009, Hilary Lister became the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain. Hilary is only able to move her head. She sails using three straws to control the boat. We hope you will enjoy looking at our page, and finding out about all the exciting things we get up …

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Nichols Class

Nichols Class Nichols (born March 21, 1983) is a Paralympic wheelchair basketball player and alpine skier from the United States. During a snowboarding trip when she was 17, she attempted a back flip and broke her back and was left paralyzed from the waist down. We hope you will enjoy looking at our page, and …

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