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Watch NBCSN profiles of star U.S. Paralympians in Rio

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NBCSN’s ongoing coverage of the Rio Paralympics includes daily stories of some of the world’s most dominant athletes.

Here’s a selection of short profiles on some of Team USA’s stars:

How Tatyana McFadden went from a Russian orphanage to Team USA’s biggest star going into the Rio Paralympics:

Jessica Long‘s path from 12-year-old Paralympic rookie through 12 gold medals to recent struggles:

How Jamie Whitmore dealt with a cancer diagnosis as the most accomplished off-road triathlete:

Lex Gillette reflects on losing his sight at 8 years old and finding track and field:

Jarryd Wallace looks back on the decision to amputate his right leg at age 20 and the Paralympic goals he immediately set and reached:

How Dartanyon Crockett uses a musical instrument as an outlet from judo:

Winter Paralympic medalist Amy Purdy looks ahead to dancing in the Opening Ceremony:

After accident, Olympian Jamie Nieto walks at his wedding

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After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.

On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.

Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.

Images courtesy of Ramon Galindo/NBC San Diego

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Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocates shoulder in Poland (video)

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Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.

Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.

“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.

Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.

Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.

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