TWELVE GOLD MEDALS AND NINE NATIONAL RECORDS.
THAT'S WHAT FOUR EASTERN WASHINGTON ATHLETES BROUGHT
HOME FROM THE NATIONAL JUNIOR DISABILITY CHAMPIONSHIPS.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA IS WORKING FOR YOU
WITH REACTION FROM THE COMPETITORS.
IT'S HAD BEEN ABOUT FOUR YEARS SINCE THE INLAND NORTHWEST
SENT AN ATHLETE TO THE NATIONAL JUNIOR DISABILITY
We took some four pretty awesome amazing boys this
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, PHILLIP CROFT, STANDING IS ZANE
MAGIN, CHANCE WELLS AND MICHAEL HOYT, COMBINED TO
BRING BACK 12 GOLD MEDALS AND 9 NATIONAL RECORDS.
Some of those records had been on there for 10 years,
185 ATHLETES COMPETED IN AMES, IOWA.
IN EVERYTHING FROM THE 100 METER DASH TO THE LONG
MAGIN, WHO HAS CEREBRAL PALSY TOOK HOME 4 GOLDS.
THE ATHLETES EVEN SURPRISED THEMSELVES BY RACKING
UP 16 PERSONAL RECORDS.
BUT SWEEPING UP MEDALS WASN'T THE ONLY FUN TO BE HAD.
Probably just hanging out with my friends, you know,
roomates and stuff and just having a good time with
THAT'S OBVIOUS WITH THE SMILES ON THESE ATHLETES FACES.
So basically I use my arms to hold myself up,
CROFT EARNED 5 GOLD MEDALS.
BUT HIS ATTITUDE IS PROBABLY HIS WINNINGEST ATTRIBUTE.
Try to fix that but every time it hurts when you fall
THE SUCCESS OF THE SPOKANE PARASPORT TEAM BRING SEVERAL
THINGS TO LIGHT.
THE DRIVE AND COMMITMENT OF THESE LOCAL ATHLETES.
It'd probably be hard for some people to even get
in the chair,
AND THE NATIONAL NEED FOR MORE DISABLED ATHLETES.
We need more, we definitely need more.
They are out there, they're hiding they don't think
they can do this and they can,
FOR THESE ATHLETES THERE ARE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED
ON AND OFF THE TRACK.
To have an opportunity to develop that competitive
drive is what makes us all competitive toward life,
towards school, toward getting a job, towards competing
for a girl, I mean whatever it is,
You know whatever the competition throws at me, I'm
ready for it,
GOOD ADVICE FROM THE GOLD MEDALISTS.
I would say just be yourself,
PARASPORTS SPOKANE WILL HOST A TEAM CARWASH FUNDRAISER
THIS SATURDAY AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST MISSION
AND GREENE STREET FROM NOON TO FOUR PM.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE AARON LUNA KXLY 4 NEWS.