April Holmes making a name as a winner

Originally Published: April 5, 2012
By Adena Andrews

April Holmes was in first place during the 200-meter final at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing when the spike on her prosthetic left leg got caught on the track, causing her to fall to the ground.

Another competitor stepped on Holmes' face with a track spike. Holmes also caused Marie-Amelie le Fur of France to fall.

Despite a right eye filled with blood and a bruised leg, Holmes hobbled to the finish line to complete the race.

"I have this thing ...

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