Judo Paralympian Myles Porter Makes History
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May 1, 2010 the National Judo Championships were held in Myrtle Beach, SC. Myles Porter, who lives at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO was one of the competitors. He has been visually impaired since birth and first learned the sport of Judo in Freemont, Ohio where he also wrestled. His vision is only 10% of a what is considered "normal" vision. Myles also won Gold at the Blind World Championships in March and placed 5th at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. But his success doesn't stop there. At the May 1, 2010 National Championships history was made by Myles winning a Silver Medal in the 100kg weight class with the sighted athletes and also medaled in the Blind and Visually Impaired division. This is a first for a blind / visually impaired athlete to medal in both classes. Myles will continue to train, live and learn at the Olympic Training Center in further preparation for the 2012 Paralympic Games in the UK. CONTRATULATIONS Myles. More about the Blind Judo Foundation can be seen at [URL="http://www.blindjudofoundation.org"]http://www.blindjudofoundation.org[/URL] and for those interested in making a donation please visit [URL="http://www.blindchampions.com"]http://www.blindchampions.com[/URL] Thank You!
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