A SPOKANE WOMAN IS A PARALYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WINNER
AND WORLD RECORD HOLDER .
29 YEAR OLD RACHAEL MORRISON JUST ARRIVED BACK IN
THE LILAC CITY TODAY AFTER COMPETING IN THE PARALYMPIC
GAMES IN RIO.
KXLY4'S ARIANA COHEN SPOKE WITH HER TODAY AT THE SPOKANE
ARIANA: Rachael Morrison told me she's been trainig
for this for 2 years with ParaSport in Spokane--weight
traning, cardio have all prepared her for this moment.
Here she Rachael Morrison is a World Record Holder
Rachael Morrison is back home in Spokane with family
and friends after breaking a World Record in the women's
discus throw in The Paralympic games in Rio...
nats woo family cheers
She topped her own record at the 2015 IPC Athletics
World Championships in October...
I keep doing it time and time again cuz its fun
I told everyone in my office that she won gold medal
and she got the world record and I was smiling the
rest of the day and everytime I think about it I
just cant take the smile off my face
Rachel was paralyzed in 2012 by a rare condition that
damages the spinal cord called transverse myelitis...but
has not stopped her.
it really doesnt matter what my impairments or disabilities
are I can go beyond what society is expecting of me
Rachael has gone beyond the expected and plans to
keep breaking more of her own records...Until then--
she is enjoying holding on to her very own gold medal.
Can you describe that moment again when they handed
you that gold medal and put it around your neck what
was that like
the world record holder, 13.09 Rachael Morrison, cant
wipe that smile off her face
I have not figured out those words yet its not something
you can really prepare for
TAG- Her parasport teammates say she is a role model
and they are so proud of her ...
Reporting in Spokane I'm Ariana Cohen kxly4 news