Posted by: arbeam | May 18, 2013

Local Resident Linda Simpson Participates in Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 12, 2013) Navy Mineman 1st Class Linda Simpson performs a seated discus throw during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice at the 2013 Warrior Games. From May 11-16, More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, as well as an international team representing the United Kingdom, will compete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman's Cup. (U.S. Navy photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 12, 2013) Navy Mineman 1st Class Linda Simpson performs a seated discus throw during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice at the 2013 Warrior Games. From May 11-16, More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, as well as an international team representing the United Kingdom, will compete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and U.S. Air Force Academy. The military service with the most medals will win the Chairman’s Cup. (U.S. Navy photo)

On May 16, the athletes hit the pool for swimming, the final competition of the games. Team Navy secured four medals – two silver and two bronze medals.

Navy Mineman 1st Class Linda Simpson took silver in the women’s 50-meter freestyle (single-leg amputee (SLA)) and the women’s 100-meter freestyle (SLA); she also claimed bronze in the women’s 50-meter backstroke (SLA).

 

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