Brittle Bone Disease Not Slowing Down Paralympian

By Lindsay Wilcox
|  Thursday, Feb 25, 2010  |  Updated 6:59 PM CDT
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Paralympian will Go for Gold in Vancouver

Courtesy of Taylor Lipsett

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Taylor Lipsett, of Rowlett, will be going for gold in the Paralympic Games in Vancouver on March 12.
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As the Winter Olympics near the end, another group of athletes are gearing up for international competition in the Paralympic Games. One of them is from North Texas and he’s hoping to win gold.

Rockwall's Taylor Lipsett, 23, was born with brittle bone disease and is a member of the U.S. Sled Hockey Team.

”People usually look at me pretty funny when I tell them I'm playing the roughest disabled sport there is, and I have brittle bones, but luckily it's worked out,” said Lipsett.

The U.S. team won the Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championship last month and they are the reigning world champions.

“We're ranked No. 1 going into Vancouver and we've won every tournament so far this year,” said Lipsett. “We're on a roll, and hopefully, we can keep playing well and make it out of Vancouver with another gold."

Lipsett played on the team in Torino where they beat Germany for a bronze medal.

To watch the Paralympics visit www.paralympicsport.tv. To follow Team USA visit www.usahockey.com.


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