Paralympic gold medalist to share his story

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COLLEGE PLACE — Paralympian David Wagner will return to his alma mater and his hometown of Walla Walla to speak on Tuesday for Walla Walla University’s CommUnity service, a weekly campus service.

The public is also invited to the 11 a.m. event in the University Church, 212 SW 4th St., College Place, Wash.

In 2012, Wagner and his doubles partner, Nick Taylor, won gold medals in the Quad Doubles Wheelchair tennis match at the London Paralympic Games. Their win gave the athletes their third consecutive gold medal win in the Paralympic Quad doubles.

Between the games in Athens (2004) and China (2008), Wagner has won two gold medals, one silver medal, and one bronze medal in singles and doubles. 

Wagner, a 2000 education graduate, was in college when he suffered a spinal cord injury. He lives at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., where he is training to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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