Fall 2021 SS Magazine

SS PODCAST: Paratriathlon gold medalist Grace Norman on faith in Christ, preparing for Tokyo Paralympics

THIS IS THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
WITH JASON ROMANO, FEATURING GRACE NORMAN

Grace Norman is a 2016 Paralympic gold medalist, as she won gold in paratriathlon’s debut as a Paralympic medal event. She also competed in track and field at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, and currently holds the world records for the 800- and 1,500-meter races in the T44 classification.

Born with congenital constriction band syndrome in her left leg at birth, Norman had her left leg below the knee and her right big toe amputated when she was young. She competed in track and field and cross country for Xenia (Ohio) Christian High School, and became the first female amputee to finish on the podium at a high school track and field state championship.

Last month, the Cedarville (Ohio) University graduate qualified for the Tokyo Paralympics, which begin Aug. 24.

On today’s podcast, Norman shares how she’s preparing for Tokyo, her faith journey, how God has revealed Himself to her over the past year, and how she was able to handle fame at the age of 18 when she won her first gold medal.

RELATED PODCASTS:
Jessica Long – Paralympic Gold Medalist
David Prince – U.S. Paralympic Sprinter
Nicole Hensley – Olympic Gold Medal-Winning USA Hockey Goalie

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