Which of the following persons with disabilities become the first legally blind Paralympian to compete in the Olympic Games in Sydney?
July 17, 2000 — — As she raised her arms in triumph and crossed the finish line, 31-year-old Marla Runyan made history.
Who won the Disabled Olympics?
Ukraine’s Zoia Ovsii won gold with a new Paralympic record of 25.12. Team USA’s other medal of the day was won by Hunter Woodhall, who took bronze in the men’s 400m T62 final with a time of 48.61 seconds, finishing behind Johannes Floors of Germany and Olivier Hendriks of the Netherlands.
What is legally blind?
If you’re legally blind, your vision is 20/200 or less in your better eye or your field of vision is less than 20 degrees. That means if an object is 200 feet away, you have to stand 20 feet from it in order to see it clearly. But a person with normal vision can stand 200 feet away and see that object perfectly.
Who is Maria Runyan?
Born January 4, 1969 in Santa Maria, California, Runyan is the second child of Valerie and Gary Runyan. … At age nine, Runyan developed Stargardt’s Disease, a form of macular degeneration that left her legally blind. She did, however, retain her peripheral vision and could make out shapes and shadows.