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MEDAL QUEST | Meet Alana Nichols | "My competitive spirit kicked in." | PBS

Duration: 02:53

Alana Nichols of the women's wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going "really fast." "I love feeling my heart beat," she says. Her competitive spirit took over when she started playing wheelchair athletics. Nichols is amazed that she and her team won a gold medal on the exact anniversary of the day she broke her back. Now, she's the first woman to win gold in both the Summer and Winter Paralympics. 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

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Post Date: April 26, 2012