Why is Mallory Weggemann paralyzed?

Weggemann was only 19 when she became paralyzed from the waist down after a routine epidural injection during a bout of shingles went wrong. She went from preparing for her freshman year at Gardner-Webb University to being unable to walk.

Why is Mallory Weggemann paralyzed?

Weggemann was only 19 when she became paralyzed from the waist down after a routine epidural injection during a bout of shingles went wrong. She went from preparing for her freshman year at Gardner-Webb University to being unable to walk.

Is Mallory Weggemann paralyzed?

On Jan. 21, 2008, 18-year-old Mallory Weggemann was paralyzed from the waist down following a routine medical procedure, her third and final epidural injection for back pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia.

How did Mallory Weggemann meet her husband?

Weggemann met her husband Jay in 2011 at various events. At the time, Jay was a sports agent for athletes, and Mallory was looking for an agent to represent herself. She started talking with Jay, and, after seeking advice from her father, the two started working together in an athlete-agent capacity.

When did Mallory Weggemann get married?

On December 30, Weggemann married her manager, Jeremy Snyder. She was able to walk down the aisle with her dad by her side.

Where is Mallory Weggemann from?

Eagan native, Weggemann, brought home the gold from Tokyo Paralympic Games last month for #TeamUSA. Eagan is celebrating Paralympian Mallory Weggemann today! Eagan native, Weggemann, returned home from the Tokyo Paralympic Games last month with an armful of medals.

Is there a paraplegic in the Olympics?

International Paraplegic. Wheelchair Sports The Paralympic Games are not only for those who use a paraplegic wheelchair, as the name may suggest. Rather, the Paralympic Games (paralympic.org) are the official Olympics for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities.

Is Mallory Weggemann still married?

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How many world records does Mallory Weggemann have?

15 world records
She holds 34 American records and 15 world records, and is currently ranked number one in the world in six of the seven Paralympic swimming events.

Do Paralympics have gymnastics?

It often surprises casual observers of the Olympics, enjoying the impossible feats of Simone Biles and Max Whitlock, that gymnastics has never been a Paralympic sport. As athletics, swimming and cycling adapted to embrace elite disabled athletes, gymnastics failed to create a Paralympic programme.

Where was Mallory Weggemann born?

Lawrence, KSMallory Weggemann / Place of birth

Has there ever been a Paralympian better than an Olympian?

Other athletes to compete in both the Olympics and the Paralympics include archers, table tennis players, swimmers and equestrians. Nevertheless, no disabled athlete has ever won a medal at both the Olympic and Paralympic games.