Olympiad: 1984 Stoke Mandeville/New York Paralympic Games

The Paralympic Games were held in two locations in 1984. Wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injuries competed in Stoke Mandeville in the United Kingdom; amputee athletes, cerebral palsy athletes and visually impaired athletes competed in New York.
A competitive swimmer, John Morgan lost his eyesight as a teenager after an accident while working out. He eventually got back in the pool and won 15 Paralympic medals, 13 of them gold.
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