Swimmer Paralympic Bradley Snyder-London2012photo Less than one year after being blinded by an explosion in Afghanistan, U.S. swimmer Bradley Snyder has won a gold medal in the men’s 100m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympics.

He swam even faster during an earlier heat, setting a Paralympic record with a time of 57.18. To put that time in perspective, it would have put Snyder in first place in one of the early men’s 100m freestyle heats at the London Olympics.

(READ the story from NPR News)

Photo: London 2012 Paralympics games (Brad Snyder)

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