Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols’ tale is one of sweat, sport and determination

Paralympic gold medalist Alana Nichols’ tale is one of sweat, sport and determination
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By Krista Driscoll

Olympians and Paralympians have a habit of seeing their world in “quads” or four-year blocks between Olympic and Paralympic competition. That span is when athletes train, building their bodies and developing mindsets worthy of competing against the best in the world. Few, if any, have developed more aggressively and diversely across the quads than Alana Nichols, one of the most decorated American athletes of all time. She won gold in the 2008 Beijing Summer Paralympic Games with the women’s wheelchair basketball team and two more gold medals at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games in downhill and giant slalom sit-skiing, …

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