BBC Sport - Tatyana McFadden thanks mother after medal
McFadden thanks mother after medal
- From the section Disability Sport
Tatyana McFadden, the Russia-born 11-time United States Paralympic medallist, says that claiming a maiden Winter Paralympic medal in Sochi was the only way of thanking her mother, Nina Polevikova, for saving her life.
McFadden was born with a rare condition with her spine outside of her body and Polevikova was told only in an orphanage could she receive the treatment that she needed to survive.