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Blind Nyssa track star aims for Paralympics

Taylor Talbot soars in the long jump event at the 2019 Arizona Desert Challenge Games held in May. Her performance at the competition for youth and adult athletes with physical, visual or intellectual disability landed her a spot to compete at the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Minnesota this month. (Submitted photo)

NYSSA – Blindness has not stopped Nyssa’s Taylor Talbot from edging closer to her dream of participating in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, as she recently beat hundreds of athletes for a spot to compete in July at the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Minnesota.

Last month, the Nyssa High School graduate posted new personal bests in the 100-meter with 13.77 seconds, the 200-meter with 28.29 seconds and the long jump with 15 feet and 2.25 inches.

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