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Lex Gillette earns silver in Paralympics long jump

Lex Gillette added to his collection of Paralympics medals on Friday. It just wasn’t the color he was shooting for. The Raleigh native and East Carolina graduate, who has been blind since the age of eight, earned his fifth silver medal in the event — placing to second to China’s Dongdong Di at Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium. He also won silver medals in the long jump at the 2004 Games in Athens, the 2008 Games in Beijing, the 2012 Games in London and the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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NC’s Lex Gillette seeks elusive gold in 5th Paralympics

Lex Gillette lost his sight to a congenital defect at the age of 8. But that hasn’t stopped him from seeing possibilities others often overlook. It’s a gift best described by the away message on his phone, in which he challenges the caller “to see more than what is in front of your eyes because that is where the true treasure lies.”
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