More than a dozen athletes with local ties returned home - many of them to Champaign-Urbana - from the Tokyo Paralympics this week carrying hardware.
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Four UI athletes took home seven medals early in Paralympic Track and Field events.
After struggling with blood clots, the star UI alum has a different mindset than her dominant 2016 showing.
23-year-old Daniel Romanchuk has had unprecedented success early in his career. The Boston, Chicago, New York, and London Marathon winner, though, simply hopes to reach the podium once in six events at the Tokyo Paralympics later this month.
Bonnie Blair. With five golds and one bronze, the speedskater from Champaign is Olympic royalty. And her name is still revered among the greats in East Central Illinois.
“To see that increased exposure for the sport, it’s amazing,” says Daniel Romanchuk, among a local contingent of 20 set to compete in this month's Paralympics in Tokyo.
'My message would be to enjoy the journey,' Rantoul’s Blake Schilb says after his Olympic basketball experience. 'That no matter what believe in yourself and surround yourself with positive people who may also believe in similar ideas.'
One athlete with local ties ended her involvement in the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, while another hopes to extend his participation on Saturday.
The plan for Centennial’s weight room and Hall of Fame wall is part of athletic director Kaleb Carter and assistant athletic director Justin Barnhart's plan to connect the brand new features at the renovated Centennial to the great athletes that have walked the halls of the school in decades past.
Four-time News-Gazette All-Area girls' swimming and diving Athlete of the Year will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke and 50 freestyle at the Tokyo Summer Olympics.
CHAMPAIGN — Ghanian wheelchair racing standout Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe feels in his comfort zone in central Illinois.
After last week's trials, UI athletes will once again fill many of the Team USA track and field team's spots, which will be officially announced Thursday.
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Wheelchair racing star Tatyana McFadden is gearing up for the 2021 Tokyo Summer Paralympics and starred in a recently-released Netflix movie.
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A little more than two years after she left for a job at North Carolina State, the eight-time Boston Marathon champion became assistant dean for advancement in the College of Applied Health Sciences.
Among the 2,006 former students and faculty members featured on our Gies College of Business-powered website: the Class of 1993’s Scot Hollonbeck, a two-time gold medal-winning Paralympic wheelchair racer.
Tyler Pence, 26, had what could have been a career-ending injury in high school, and after battling injuries during a successful college career, he thought he was done competing.