Thursday, August 30, 2012
Curtis Lovejoy is in London to compete in his 5th Paralympic Games
Curtis Lovejoy has left his training site at the Adamsville Recreation Center and is now in London, England for his 5th Paralympic Games. Curtis Lovejoy is a star swimmer and will be back in the pool competing in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke. Curtis is a native of Atlanta and a former Morris Brown student. He holds a number of World Records and could be back for more this year. Mr. Lovejoy became paralyzed from the waist down, by a car accident in 1986. Here are the stories we have done on Curtis in the past and look forward to celebrating with him when he comes home. Go Curtis! 9-time Paralympic Athlete Trains at Adamsville Rec Photos: Local Paralympic Champion at the USA Team Trials
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Curtis Lovejoy trains at Adamsville Recreation Center and is going to the Paralympics!
Curtis Lovejoy sent these pictures in to Cascade Patch to say thanks to all of his local supporters and the community that sent their prayers and love. Mr. Lovejoy is 55 years old and will be attending his 5th Paralympic Games. He said, "I've been blessed to have won 9 Paralympic medals, and it continues to be a blessing to be able to raise my performance to a higher, elite level." Cascade Patch wishes Curtis Lovejoy the best, and hopes he wins another medal in London at this year's Paralympic Games. Related: Watch Curtis Lovejoy train
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Curtis Lovejoy says he lives in the Adamsville Recreation Center's pool.
Five to six days a week, Curtis Lovejoy can be found in the pool of the Adamsville Recreation Center in Cascade. "Man, I live in this pool," said the nine-time Paralympic medalist, who is now in heavy training for the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Lovejoy, who attended Sylvan Hills primary and secondary schools in Cascade, suffered a major spinal cord injury as a result of a car accident in 1986. "I had never swam a day in my life until after I got hurt," Lovejoy said. But after many sessions of water therapy at the Shepherd Center, Lovejoy contacted swimming coach Tommy Jackson to train him for competition. Lovejoy won his first of nine Paralympic medals in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. Today, he holds 11 world records, 14 American records…