Lora Webster
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Lora Webster

Paralympian 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020

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    Athlete Bio

    Lora Webster celebrates with her teammates as her arms are extended wearing a blue sleeveless jersey and blue shorts
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    Pheonix, AZ


    Stony Brook University ‘17, Sociology

    Has three children with husband, Paul, whom she married in 2010...Announced she is pregnant with her fourth child and will compete at the Tokyo Games while pregnant...Uncle, Bob Webster, has worked with the U.S. Men's and Women's Hockey teams for more than 25 years...Sister, Lisa Yost played collegiate volleyball for the University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1998-99, and the University of Tampa, 1999-2002...Husband Paul played collegiate volleyball for the University of Delaware, 1995-98...Began playing volleyball at age 5 at the YMCA...At age 11, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in her left tibia and later underwent a procedure known as rotationplasty to remove the cancerous bone, which included the knee...As part of the procedure, her lower leg was rotated 180 degrees and connected to the remnants of the femur to give her full range of movement and allow her to play sports...Played four years of high school volleyball, ran track for a year and also was on the diving team...Named "Best Blocker" of the Paralympic Games Rio 2016 with 19 blocks and 38 rebounds.
    • Five-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020); Five-time Paralympic medalist (2 golds, 2 silvers, 1 bronze)
    • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
    • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold
    • Paralympic Games London 2012, silver
    • Paralympic Games Beijing 2008, silver
    • Paralympic Games Athens 2004, bronze
    • Most recent: 2018 – silver
    • Years of Participation: 2006, 2018
    • Medals: 1 (1 silver)
    • Silver – 2018

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