Around 4,000 athletes from more than 150 countries will be taking part in the London 2012 Paralympics, which run from 29 August to 9 September. The Great Britain team for the Games has been finalised with some experienced competitors among the 289 athletes, as well as some newcomers. A strong overseas contingent will also be [...]

LONDON – Mallory Weggemann led the U.S. efforts in the pool Sunday night with her first gold medal of the 2012 London Paralympic Games. In all, the Americans picked up four more medals with Kelley Becherer, Rudy Garcia-Tolson and Rebecca Anne Meyers also finishing on the podium today. Team USA’s total medal count in swimming [...]

Mallory Weggemann won her first Paralympic women’s swimming gold, setting a meet and American record in the 50-meter freestyle. LONDON — Mallory Weggemann won her first Paralympic women’s swimming gold medal Sunday, setting a meet and American record in the 50-meter freestyle at the London Games. Weggemann, of Eagan, won the S8 event in 31.13 seconds, [...]

Mallory Weggemann produced a victory full of guts, determination and no little skill as she won the 50m Freestyle – S8 at the Aquatics Centre tonight. The USA athlete won the one-length dash in 31.13, a new Paralympic and American record, to claim the title in style ahead of Maddison Elliott of Australia and Jiang [...]

U.S. swimmer Mallory Weggemann was paralyzed from the waist down in 2008 after a routine epidural injection went wrong. She returned to the pool and became a world champion, setting 15 records. Now 23, she had been targeting nine gold medals at London 2012 but her events were reduced after her classification was altered by [...]