Sunday, 08 January 2012 By Tom Degun January 8 – United States swimming sensation Mallory Weggemann (pictured) has revealed that she is aiming to compete in nine events at the London 2012 Paralympics and does not want to settle for anything less than gold in every single one of them. The 22-year-old was paralyzed from [...]

August 12, 2011 By Jason Hanna, CNN Hope was stirring for Mallory Weggemann just 11 weeks after she lost movement below the waist. Weggemann, who didn’t even try to make a college swim team when she could walk, was at a Minnesota pool with a club coach she’d just met. The teen wanted to know [...]

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Friday, 6 January 2012 By Elizabeth Hudson, BBC Paralympic sports reporter On 21 January 2008, American teenager Mallory Weggemann’s life changed forever. Two months short of her 19th birthday, she walked into a clinic in her native Minnesota for the third of three epidurals to help ease the back pain she had been suffering. But something [...]

Minnesota was represented well on Day One of the event. The Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming team defended its home turf and was well-represented Friday on the opening day of the Minnesota Grand Prix, as five current individual swimmers, one alumni and three relay teams competed in the Championship Finals. On the women’s side, senior Hannah Whitehead [...]