The Olympics might be over, but Grace Norman’s story continues to capture the attention of inspired followers of the Paralympic gold and bronze medalist from rural Ohio.
Norman, a freshman nursing major at Cedarville University, captured the hearts of many Americans when she competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not only did she win the triathlon and place third in the 400-meter run, she claimed both medals within 36 hours of each other.
This was an amazing accomplishment for the youngest U.S. triathlon athlete at the Games. And, she is the only Cedarville University student to ever compete in an Olympic event.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "The “Amazing” Grace: From Rural Ohio to Olympic Gold" (2016). News Releases. 339.