Local Paralympian Jessica Long to be featured on NBC's Olympic coverage Saturday night

February 20, 2014|The Baltimore Sun

Paralympic athlete Jessica Long, who grew up in Middle River, will be featured on NBC's Olympic coverage in primetime Saturday.

The 20-minute feature, "Long Way Home: The Jessica Long Story," chronicles her rise to becoming a world class swimmer after being born in Russia and adopted by American parents.

Long, a 21-year-old double amputee, has won 12 Paralympic gold medals.

An NBC film crew followed Long as she retraced her early life with a recent trip back to her native Bratsk in Siberia. There, she met her biological parents and family for the first time.

The segment will air sometime after 8 p.m. Saturday.

For more about Long's story, read Childs Walker's profile from August 2012.

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