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  1. #1 Exactly one year after losing his sight, U.S. vet claims gold in paralympic swimming 
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    Exactly a year after losing his sight while on military service in Afghanistan, American Brad Snyder captured swimming gold at the London Paralympics by winning the 400-meter freestyle.

    Snyder won his second gold of the games in convincing style, beating Enhamed Enhamed of Spain by nearly six seconds in a time of four minutes, 32.41 seconds in front of many of the Navy lieutenantís U.S. servicemen friends.

    'Itís really great that they were able to make it today and be with me,' the 28-year-old said. 'The crowd is so emotional, itís hard to put that out of my mind.

    'But after the military, I am conditioned to do that quite well.'

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    I'm really enjoying the Paralympics, some great sport and inspirational stories too.
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    Power CUer noonwitch's Avatar
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    Oct 2008
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    I'm impressed.

    I can see and I can't always stay on line, especially when doing the backstroke. I wonder if he just has a really good sense of direction, or if he has the ability to move in a straight line.
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