Omaha woman headed to Paralympic Games in Tokyo – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-07-23 13:08:40 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — A banner is hung outside the Houston home in Omaha. Congratulations Eva, Paralympic truck, Tokyo.

20-year-old Eva Houston will be competing in the 100-meter and 800-meter wheelchair races in Tokyo in late August. She is ranked 5th in the world with 800.

Eva graduated from Westside High School and is now attending Illinois Urbana Champaign.

“Illinois is one of the most adaptable schools in the country, and perhaps even in the world,” says Eva.

She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. She started participating in wheelchair basketball and softball.

“When I saw a commercial for an athlete who was just training, I thought,’What’s that?’ It was a really nice chair, and I just wanted to get in and try it out,” Eve said. Told.

She started racing in high school.

Westside track coach John Pryster said:

Eva’s dad helped make special gloves for racing in high school.

“She’s working so hard that she won’t stop anything. She just has this drive and doesn’t know where to get it,” Kevin Houston said.

Fans are not allowed, so Kevin says his family plans to watch Eva through television or streaming services.

Eva finds that others are also watching.

“I love the idea of ​​young athletes and those who have never tried wheelchair sports to see if this is possible. I often say that sports have changed my life,” Eva said. rice field.

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