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MEDAL QUEST | Meet Mackenzie Soldan | "Everyone was cheering!" | PBS

Duration: 03:36

Wheelchair tennis player Mackenzie Soldan talks us through last year's gold-medal match against teammate Emmy Kaiser in Gualajara, 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. MEDAL QUEST offers an unprecedented look into these high-stake games and the athletes that play them, and is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston in association with the US Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. More at: pbs.org/medalquest

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Post Date: April 19, 2012