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Blind Pole Vaulter Wins Bronze in Texas High School Championships

67 16.05.2015 Инфо

For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn’t see. On Saturday she earned a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. And proudly joining her on the podium as the bronze medal was draped around her neck – her service dog Vador. Brown is blind, yet that’s not stopped her quest to become one of the best in an event that would seem next to impossible for people without sight.
“I finally did it,” Brown said. “If I could send a message to anybody, it’s not about pole vaulting and it’s not about track. It’s about finding something that makes you happy despite whatever obstacles are in your way.”
Brown had qualified for the state meet each year since 2013 with Emory Rains High School. She finished eighth as a sophomore and improved to fourth as a junior.