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Para swimmer Alice Tai wins gold just months after leg amputation

British para swimmer Alice Tai won gold at the Commonwealth Games in England on Sunday just months after having her leg amputated. Tai — who clocked a 1:13:64 in the women's 100m backstroke, per CBS Sports — previously said she wasn't sure if she'd be able to compete because of the surgery. "I didn't think I would be able to race this season," she told BBC Sport. "I'm so grateful that Team England let me come here and compete."This is her second win in the Commonwealth Games, a competition between members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Tai, 23, won gold at the Paralympics...
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Para-swimming Worlds: GB's Alice Tai wins silver on return to major competition

Alice Tai won silver at the World Para Swimming Championships on her return to major competition, as Great Britain won four medals on day four in Madeira. In her first major meet since having her right leg amputated below the knee in January, Tai finished 0.23 seconds behind Italy's Xenia Francesca Palazzo in the S8 100m freestyle.

Alice Tai exclusive interview: 'I'm proud to have had my leg amputated'

In the days leading up to her hospital appointment last month, Alice Tai could not help but wonder if she was making the right decision. For years the British swimmer had considered the possibility of having her right leg amputated, liberating her from the condition of club foot that had forced 14 corrective surgeries before she was even 12 years old, and hampering her mobility for as long as she could remember.

Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai undergoes amputation below the knee

British Paralympic swimming champion Alice Tai has had her right leg amputated below the knee due to increased pain in her foot.The 22-year-old, who was born with bilateral talipes – also known as club foot – had been considering surgery for the past 10 years.Tai claimed gold and bronze medals on her Paralympic debut at Rio in 2016 but missed last year’s rearranged Tokyo Games because of an elbow injury.Hi guys! Just a little update 🥰— Alice Tai MBE (@alice__tai) January 19, 2022“Firstly I’d just like to say that I am healthy, happy and thriving so please don’t panic,”...

Alice Tai: British Para-swimmer reveals amputation

Britain's Paralympic and world gold medallist Alice Tai has revealed she has had her right leg amputated from below the knee. The 22-year-old was born with club feet and had multiple operations as a youngster but said she has been gradually experiencing increasing pain and discomfort. She said she considered...

Alice Tai interview: Rio gold medallist injured for Tokyo but using bad luck to become a case study for others

Para-swimmer Alice Tai was tipped to be Britain’s poster-girl at the Paralympics in Tokyo, where she looked destined for more success in the pool. At the age of 22, she already holds titles across European, World, Commonwealth and Paralympic level and, in a nod to the dominant force she has become in the world of parasport, takeaway chain Papa John’s even created “The Alice Tai” pizza to mark what would have been her second Paralympics.