The 2012 Paralympic Games in London kick off today and the University of Alabama has is well represented in this yearâ€™s games. Seven athletes from UAâ€™s Adapted Athletics program will compete in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis. Charlie Katica is head coach for the womenâ€™s wheelchair basketball team at UA.
â€śEveryone whoâ€™s here is extremely motivated,â€ť says Katica. â€śReally the challenges were to almost hold them back at some point just because they were training real hard and really trying to be at their peak for the Paralympics.â€ť