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Elite wheelchair athlete not stopped by coronavirus

Posted at 6:34 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 19:35:33-04

WHITEWATER — With no fanfare, opponents, or even a ceremony, elite wheelchair athlete LeToi Adams added to her impressive collection of medals despite the coronavirus canceling most competitions.

Adams, who now lives in Whitewater, competed in one of the only wheelchair game events that happened this year - albeit virtually.

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, held an online competition. Athletes would record themselves in various events and send them in.

Adams competed in the Cascade Cup, which is similar to CrossFit.

"It wasn’t as competitive as it was last year with everybody being around, but it felt pretty good," Adams who won silver said.

Adams has around 25 medals and has only been competing in wheelchair games for about five years. Most of her medals are gold too.

"I'm just competitive. I've just got a spirit to get out there and give it my all.”

It's tough for a competitor like Adams not to be able to do what she loves. However, Adams saw this as a training exercise. She has her sights laser-focused on 2021. After all, she has to make up for the medals she lost out on this year.

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