Jennifer Armbruster Essay

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Jennifer Armbruster is seven time Paralympic athlete at the age of 41 years old. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her hometown is Portland, Ore. She trains in Birmingham, Ala. Where she works out twice a day once early in the morning, around 5 or 6 and then after work. She began losing her eyesight at the age of 14. The sport she plays is call Goalball which is a team sport designed specifically for blind athletes. Invented in 1946 by Austrian, Hanz Lorenzen, and German Sepp Reindle, in an effort to help in the rehabilitation of blinded war veterans. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw a ball that has bells embedded in it into the opponents' goal. It is three different types of classifications B1 (is a disability sport classification for people who are considered blind), B2…show more content…
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, gold. Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, silver. Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, bronze. World Championship Experience Most recent: 2014 – gold Years of Participation: 2014, 2010, 2006, 2002, 1998 Medals: 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) Gold – 2014; 2002 Silver – 2010 Bronze – 2006; 1998 Other Career Highlights 2013 Parapan American Games – gold. The definition of goalball is that teams alternate throwing or rolling the ball from one end of the playing area to the other, and players remain in the area of their own goal in both defense and attack. Players must use the sound of the bell to judge the position and movement of the ball. Games consist of two 12-minute halves (formerly 10-minute halves). Eyeshades allow partially sighted players to compete on an equal footing with blind players. Eyepatches may be worn under eyeshades to ensure complete coverage of the eye, and prevent any vision should the eyeshades become
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