Paralympic athletes who trained at University of Central Oklahoma bring home medals
Members of the USA Women's Sitting Volleyball team and Jeremy Campbell brought home medals from the 2012 London Paralympic Games in London. They were trained at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma-trained resident athlete Jeremy Campbell and members of the USA women's sitting volleyball team won medals for Team USA at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Campbell defended his 2008 title in the men's F44 discus throw, winning his second gold medal in the event and breaking the Paralympic record with a throw of 60.05 meters, which he broke at the 2012 UCO Endeavor Games in June.
The sitting volleyball team finished the games with a silver medal after a 3-1 loss to China in the gold medal finals match.
The team beat Brazil, Slovenia and Ukraine and lost to China twice.
UCO became an official U.S. Olympic Training Site in July 2009. The university has been an official U.S. Paralympic training site since 2005.