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Photograph by Bob Martin

Olympian Effort

At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Ervin Kovacs of Hungary leaves his prostheses on the pool deck and dives in for a 200-meter freestyle heat for swimmers in the S5 category (full use of arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles). Kovacs would finish fourth in the final.

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The Jaws of Victory

Jeffrey Fabry of Tulare, Calif., a Paralympic W1 (tetraplegic) archer, draws the arrow back with a mouth tab while tuning up for the preliminaries of the individual competition, in which he set a world record. Fabry won bronze medals in both the individual and team events.

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It's Not About the Bike

Víctor Màrquez of Venezuela, an LC3 cyclist (disabled in one lower limb), speeds around the Athens velodrome on his single-pedal bike in the final of the Paralympic one-kilometer time trial for categories LC14. He finished 10th.