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Christina Schwab (Ripp)
|5000m (T54)-Round 1||Aug 31||13:33:30|
|400m (T54)-Round 1||Sept 3||59.06|
|800m (T54)-Round 1||Sept 4||1:57.51|
Christina Ripp is a three-time Paralympian in the sport of wheelchair basketball. After helping the U.S. team to a silver medal at the 2006 world championships, Ripp took a two-year hiatus from basketball to try her hand at wheelchair racing. Though she was successful and had a solid shot at making the Paralympic team in her newly adopted sport, Ripp missed basketball too much and returned to the hardwood in 2008.
Ripp's wheelchair racing accomplishments include a bronze medal in the 1500m from the 2006 world championships and a victory in the 2003 Boston Marathon.
Ripp graduated from the University of Illinois in December of 2005 with a bachelor's degree in community health. In addition to athletics, Ripp enjoys reading and coaching.
Read more at US Paralympics - http://www2.teamusa.org/Athletes/RI/Christina-Ripp.aspx