*UPDATE 9/6/2012: Kerri Morgan wins two bronze medals in the 2012 London Paralympic Games! On Saturday, September 1 she took the bronze in the 200m, and repeated her success on Wednesday, September 5 with an additional bronze medal in the 100m! Support for Kerri from the program was overwhelming. Students took a break from their class to gather in the newly renovated auditorium and cheer her to victory on Wednesday. STL Today has photo and video footage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has photos in section A-2 of the September 6 paper as well. Congratulations, Kerri!*
Kerri Morgan, MSOT OTR/L ATP, will represent the United States at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. At the trials, Morgan set a U.S. record in the 200m with a time of 35.68, and a personal record in the 100m (20.22). Morgan previously competed at the 2008 games in Beijing, in which she placed first among American athletes in the 100m race, setting a new U.S. Record. This summer, she will again compete in the 100m and 200m race in the T-52 category.
Morgan's races will be held the evenings of September 1 and 5, 2012:
Women's 200m - T52
Round 1: Saturday, September 1 at 12:51 (London), 6:51 a.m. (St. Louis)
Final: Saturday, September 1 at 20:24 (London), 2:24 p.m. (St. Louis) - UPDATE: London2012.com is now showing Kerri's race at 20:15 (2:15 p.m. CST).
RESULT: KERRI WINS BRONZE
Women's 100m - T52
Round 1: Wednesday, September 5 at 10:24 (London), 4:24 a.m. (St. Louis)
Final: Wednesday, September 5 at 21:36 (London), 3:36 p.m. (St. Louis)
RESULT: KERRI WINS BRONZE
For the full roster and team information, click here
For information on how to watch, click here.
Paraquad also has additional methods on how to watch and follow Kerri's progress. Click here.
Morgan is a graduate of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University School of Medicine as well as an instructor, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Movement Science to examine the movement patterns of people with disabilities and how they relate to their assistive technology. Please join us in wishing her luck in London! We will be posting about her progress on Facebook and Twitter.
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