It's been exactly one since losing his sight
while on military service in Afghanistan, but despite that,
American Brad Snyder captured swimming gold at the 2012 London
Paralympics by winning the 400-meter freestyle.
Snyder was blinded by a blast after he stepped
on an improvised explosive device laid by the Taliban while on duty
“This was a whim of a dream last February
so for it to come true, it is very, very exciting,” said Snyder,
who has also won gold in the 100 freestyle and silver in the 50.
“I am absolutely elated with the outcome.”
Congratulations to Brad Snyder and thank
you for your service!