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But the competition got off to a rocky start. Leeper won the silver in his first race, then won the silver again in the 200 meter race. But those weren't gold medals, and that's when he started to doubt himself and felt that others were doubting him as well. All he could talk about leading up to the championships was winning a gold medal, he said, and now others were asking whether he had it in him, or to try again next time. That's when he found the support he needed from his teammates. "This life is hard," Leeper said. "It is even harder if you try to conquer it by yourself. "Leeper's last event was the 4x100 meter relay. His teammates approached him after Cheap Adidas Gazelle Sale
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choose the path for you. "Leeper spoke about the many times the attitudes of others had affected him in his life. But the event that most affected him was the 2013 World Championships. In 2012, Leeper made the United States team for the Paralympic Games in London, with the goal of winning at least one medal. He had a good showing, winning the bronze in the 200 meter event, and the silver in the 400 meter race. Inspired by that achievement, Leeper told the students he trained and worked harder than ever before and vowed that he would win a gold medal the next year in Lyon.
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