U.S. 2012 Paralympian Ron Hawthorne, Chief of U.S Paralympics Charles Huebner and
London 2012 Judo Silver Medalist Myles Porter at the Training Camp in Colorado.
A very successful international paralympic training camp this week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center followed three very successful judo tournaments for the blind and visually impaired in Colorado Springs.
More than 90 of the athletes who attended the tournaments last weekend remained for the training camp, making it one of the largest paralympic camps ever in the world.
Sponsored by USA Judo, the three-day camp was visited this week by Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics under the US Olympic Committee headquartered in Colorado Springs.
The three tournaments, including the IBSA World Youth and Student Games, the Para Pan American Games and USA Judo International Championships for the Blind and Visually Impaired, attracted more than 120 athletes from 15 nations, including numerous Paralympic medalists and other veterans of elite competition from England, Cuba, Japan, Korea and Venezuela. Among them were our own U.S. medalists, Myles Porter and Dartanyon Crockett, who took silver and bronze medals respectively in London last summer.