LONDON, UK (WISH) - Nine Indiana athletes are competing in this year’s Paralympic Games.
Emma Preuschl from Indianapolis is competing in her second Paralympics. She took home a silver medal in rowing four years ago in China.
Preuschl has a disorder called Erbs Palsy, a nerve injury that affects her ability to grasp and extend her left arm.
Catherine Bouwkamp is hoping to leave with a gold medal in fencing. She is a junior at Fishers High School and is considered one of the top female wheelchair fencers in the world.
Westfield native Kendra Lancaster is battling back from a car crash last year to make the U.S. sitting volleyball team.
Lancaster, a Purdue University student, was nearly killed in a head-on crash and missed the entire season last year. She was born without a left arm, and went on to win silver and bronze medals at the Beijing and Athens Paralymic Games.