Video: A Paralympian’s tale

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Below is video of Paralympian Angela Madsen during an early morning shot put training session at Lakewood High School.

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are over, but there’s still lots of sweating and cheering to do in the British capital as the Paralympic Games, the premiere international sporting event for the world’s disabled athletes, start in London. More than 4,000 athletes representing over 160 countries will compete in the Games. One of them will be Angela Madsen from Long Beach, California. Paralyzed from the waist-down, she hopes to bring home a medal competing in the shot put and javelin competitions.

Angela Madsen training on the athletic field at Lakewood High School. (The original image is no longer available, please contact KCRW if you need access to the original image.)

We caught up with Angela during a training session before she left. Listen to Angela’s story: