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MEDAL QUEST | What Makes a Champion? | Competitive Spirit | PBS

Duration: 03:13

Athletes from a range of sports -- sprinting, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball, cycling, discus, and more --agree: "It all comes down to heart." As Brent Rasmussen from sitting volleyball says, "It doesn't happen overnight -- you don't just show up and play." It takes years of training to be a Paralympian, with long hours and a true competitive drive. "We have no slouches," says judo's Myles Porter. 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: May 16, 2012