From Wheelchair to Podium – Winning the Gold


In 2008 an epidural shot went wrong and left 18 year old swimmer Mallory Weggemann paralyzed from the waist down. Despite thinking she was never going to swim again, Mallory began her journey, not just to the pool, but to winning the Paralympic gold medal in the 50 meter freestyle.

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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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