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Jessica Long        

13x Paralympic Swimming Gold Medalist

Jessica Long is one of America’s most decorated Paralympic champions, a speaker, author, advocate, and sports personality. Jessica’s life has been nothing short of amazing. Born to a teenage mother in the Siberia cold, burdened by congenital defects in her legs, and placed for adoption at 13 months old, Jessica was able to persevere to become one of the most decorated female athletes in US history.

At just 18 months old, Jessica’s legs were amputated below the knee due to a rare bone disorder called fibular hemimelia, but her adopted family would not let her physical differences limit her potential. With an unrelenting determination and belief in herself, Jessica has been able to reach the pinnacle of her sport and maintain her position amongst the best in the world for over a decade. Now as one of American’s most decorated champions, her work focuses on winning in the water and inspiring others outside the pool. It’s through her struggles that she has learned to grow and thrive as a champion and person, and her message of hope resonates with all walks of life. Jessica’s story inspired the most well-received Super Bowl commercial of 2021, which highlights her story and the deep connections she has with her partners.

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Jessica Long scores first four-peat with 200m IM gold – her 25th Paralympic medal
Jessica Long notched the first four-peat of her decorated Paralympic career with a win in the women’s 200m individual medley SM8 on Saturday evening in Tokyo. Long has won the 200 IM at every Paralympic Games where she’s entered the event; the five-time Paralympian only competed in freestyle events at the Athens 2004 Games, when she made her debut at 12 years old.
Toyota’s Super Bowl ad features moving story of Paralympian Jessica Long
The automaker will air a 60-second spot titled “Upstream” in the second quarter of the game to tell the story of Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long. The athlete is part of Team Toyota. The company said it wants to share an “uplifting message of hope and strength."
In Final Race In Rio, Jessica Long Wins Long-Awaited Paralympic Gold
RIO DE JANEIRO – Team USA finished the swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Saturday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium and took fourth overall in swimming medals after 10 days of competition ...

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