Paralympic Athlete April Holmes inspires in studio!

15 years ago a train accident changed April Holmes life, crushing her leg. She has since competed in three Paralympics as a gold-medal winning and world record holding Paralympian.

April Holmes is a Paralympic athlete from the USA competing mainly in category T44 sprint events. Holmes grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey.  She competed in the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece, where she won a bronze medal in the women's Long jump – F44/46 event, finished sixth in the women's 100 meters – T46 event, with a world T44 record and finished seventh in the women's 200 meters – T46 event. She also competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China, winning a gold medal in the women's 100 meters – T44 event, and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, winning a bronze medal in the women's 100 meters – T44 event. April joined us today to talk about her tragic injury and how she made the most of if becoming a World Champion.

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