Cedarville Alumna Grace Norman Takes Silver in Paralympic Triathalon
by Abigail Hintz
Grace Norman made history in 2016 as the first female Paralympic gold medalist in the triathlon. Yesterday, the 23-year-old became a three-time Paralympic medalist when she took silver in the triathlon with a time of 1:05:27.
“This has been a long time coming,” Norman said after the race. “I had a great race, start to finish. No regrets. I gave it my all. I’m overjoyed. It was an incredible day.”
The Paralympic triathlon is broken down into several classifica...
A Child of God First, a Paralympian Second
Cedarville University freshman Grace Norman won the gold medal in the triathlon when the event debuted at the Rio Paralympics in September. Then she won a bronze medal in the 400 meters.
Norman was born without her left foot due to a condition called amniotic bands. Amniotic bands are fibrous string-like bands that restrict blood flow and can cause in vitro amputations. In Norman’s case, the bands constricted more as she grew, causing her to lose her foot. It was a shock to her parents ...
Cedarville welcomes Grace Norman home from Rio
Freshman Grace Norman greets family, friends and community coming home from the Rio paralympics. Norman won gold in the triathalon and bronze in the 400m.
Additional photos of Norman's homecoming