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Meet Mackenzie Soldan - Everyone Was Cheering!

Medal Quest

Wheelchair tennis player Mackenzie Soldan talks us through last year's gold-medal match against teammate Emmy Kaiser in Guadalajara, Mexico. Soldan was surprised, at the Parapan American Games, by her own reaction: "It hit me, I'm playing for my country." It was a tough start for Soldan, as she lost the first set. "I kind of choked a bit, " she admits. But she talks about what it took to claw her way back up -- and the emotional finish to the game. [3 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Program Description: Wheelchair tennis player Mackenzie Soldan talks us through last year's gold-medal match against teammate Emmy Kaiser in Guadalajara, Mexico. Soldan was surprised, at the Parapan American Games, by her own reaction: "It hit me, I'm playing for my country." It was a tough start for Soldan, as she lost the first set. "I kind of choked a bit, " she admits. But she talks about what it took to claw her way back up -- and the emotional finish to the game.

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