Richard Browne runs fastest 100m ever by leg amputee

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Sept. 7, 2022 Update: Richard Browne’s result from the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships was disqualified after he tested positive at the meet for THC, which is found in marijuana, which is banned in competition (but not banned out of competition). The drug test result was announced two and a half months after the meet. Browne accepted a three-month ban that began Aug. 5.

Paralympic sprinter Richard Browne ran the fastest 100m in history by a single or double leg amputee, clocking 10.53 seconds at the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Championships.

Browne, a 2012 Paralympic 100m silver medalist and single leg amputee, went one hundredth faster than German double amputee Johannes Floors‘ record from the 2019 World Championships.

In 2007, Browne ripped his right leg when crashing through a glass door. He endured 13 surgeries before choosing amputation over the constant pain in 2010.

He earned a Paralympic silver medal two years later and swept the 100m and 200m at the 2015 World Championships in world record times.

He missed the 2016 Rio Paralympics, reportedly withdrawing from trials with a hamstring injury. He also announced a retirement in 2016.

Browne unretired, tweeted that he was in and out of jail and homeless in 2019 and diagnosed as bipolar in 2020. In May 2021, he posted that he was returning to competition for the first time in two years. He did not compete at the June 2021 Paralympic Trials, missing the Tokyo Games.

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Jen Lee, Paralympic hockey goalie, reunited with gold medals after sharing robbery video

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U.S. Paralympic hockey goalie Jen Lee was reunited with his three gold medals, four days after they were stolen from his car in a robbery caught on video.

“It’s a great accomplishment. In the end, it is materials and material items,” Lee said. “I was ready to accept that, hey, I’m going to lose this forever.”

Lee, who didn’t allow a goal during the Paralympics last month, shared video on social media on Saturday night of a man he said broke into his car in a San Antonio parking garage and stole a Team USA backpack containing the medals from the 2014, 2018 and 2022 Paralympics.

“There are some things that just piss people off, and this tweet and what this perpetrator did pissed a lot of people off,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said.

On Monday, Lee said that a Team USA backpack was found at a movie theater parking lot later Saturday night and the medals retrieved at a fire station on Sunday.

Then on Wednesday, Rogelio Solis, 36, was arrested by U.S. Marshals. Lee picked up the medals at a police department headquarters.

Lee, a 35-year-old who served in the U.S. Army, was a reserve goalie for U.S. gold-medal teams in 2014 and 2018, then became the starter after Steve Cash‘s retirement last year.

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Jen Lee, U.S. Paralympic champion hockey goalie, has gold medals stolen

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U.S. Paralympic hockey goalie Jen Lee is asking for help to retrieve his three gold medals after sharing video of what Lee said was a man breaking into his car and stealing the bag containing them.

“First time for everything, got my car broken into, and all my Paralympic gold medals stolen,” was posted on Lee’s social media Saturday night. “Asking for help getting them back n getting the word out in any way possible.”

Lee posted that the car was broken into around 7:15 p.m. on Saturday at The Rim parking garage in San Antonio. On Sunday night, Lee shared that a Team USA backpack was found at a movie theater but without any medals.

Lee, 35, was a reserve goalie for U.S. gold-medal teams in 2014 and 2018, then became the starter after Steve Cash‘s retirement last year.

Last month, Lee didn’t allow a single goal during the Paralympics, including stopping all 16 Canada shots in the final.

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