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Lex Gillette: Landing The Long Jump

Medal Quest

As a high school freshman, Lex Gillette started the long jump -- one of four Paralympic sports he now competes in. Lex talks about losing his vision as a young boy and says, "We had to figure out how we were going to move on from that." He shows MEDAL QUEST how he works with a guide to set up for his tremendous flying jumps. [3 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: As a high school freshman, Lex Gillette started the long jump -- one of four Paralympic sports he now competes in. Lex talks about losing his vision as a young boy and says, "We had to figure out how we were going to move on from that." He shows MEDAL QUEST how he works with a guide to set up for his tremendous flying jumps.

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