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Loyola Maryland graduate McKenzie Coan raising bar with third straight world championship in para swimming

McKenzie Coan continues to defy the odds. When she was diagnosed at just 19 days old with osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily, Coan’s parents, Marc and Teresa, were told that their daughter would be unable to sit, stand, walk, or even hold up her head on her own. Last Monday — one day before her 26th birthday — Coan captured her third ...
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The inspiring story of McKenzie Coan: a Loyola alumna and Olympian

Recently, Jeffery Bozzi ‘23 and Jimmy Cody ‘23 had the opportunity to interview McKenzie Coan ‘18, a Loyola alumna who has competed in multiple Olympic Games as a swimmer. Coan, a six-time Olympic medalist (four gold and two silver), has competed in three Olympic Games to date (London, Rio, and...
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Paralympic Games (Day 5 Women): McKenzie Coan Repeats in 400 Freestyle

Paralympic Games (Day 5 Women): McKenzie Coan Repeats as Gold Medalist in 400 Freestyle. Already a highly accomplished Paralympian, the United States’ McKenzie Coan added to her legacy on Sunday when she collected another gold medal at the Paralympic Games. Racing at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre, Coan repeated as the champion of the S7 400-meter freestyle. Coan was the gold medalist in the event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Mount Airy’s Daniel Romanchuk, Loyola Maryland grad McKenzie Coan win gold; Clarksville’s Tatyana McFadden claims 19th career medal

Mount Airy native Daniel Romanchuk earned the first gold medal of his Paralympic career on Sunday as he won the men’s T54 400-meter wheelchair race at the Tokyo Paralympics. Romanchuk finished in 45.72 seconds, just beating Athiwat Paeng-Nuea of Thailand, who finished second in 45.73 seconds. “This class [T54] is...
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McKenzie Coan and Colleen Young Break Down 2021 Paralympic Qualification

The two took us through competing at their first meet since the pandemic and what competition and Paralympic qualification will look like moving forward. Current photo via Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography. In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman Hodges,...
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Champion’s Mojo Podcast: Paralympic World-Record Holder McKenzie Coan Shows Incredible Range

Champion’s Mojo Podcast: Paralympic World-Record Holder McKenzie Coan Shows Incredible Range. McKenzie Coan has broken 65 bones in her body. The Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medalist joins the Champion’s Mojo Podcast to discuss how the ability to remain positive has been so crucial in her success. She talks about how, despite the fact that having Brittle Bone Disease makes it easier to break her bones, she never lets it break her spirit. She won gold in Rio in the 50 freestyle and holds Paralympic world records in the 800 and 1500 freestyle, showing incredible range. How does she do it?
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