Times Square Honors Athletes
On 1 January 2005, US Paralympian Trischa Zorn was one of eight athletes honored during the 100th anniversary celebration of Times Square in New York, USA.
The athletes representing all five Olympic continents also included: Swimmer Ian Thorpe (AUS), Gymnast Nadia Comaneci (ROM), Soccer player George Weah (LBR), Triple-jumper Francoise Mbango Etone (CMR), Diver Gao Min (CHN), Hurdler Felix Sanchez (DOM) and Gymnast Bart Conner (USA).
The athletes were feted during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square and at activities throughout New York. The group was center stage during the festivities in the countdown leading up to ringing in the New Year.
Swimmer Trischa Zorn is the most decorated Paralympian in the history of the Paralympic Games with a remarkable 55 medals (forty-one gold, nine silver and five bronze). In 1988, she was also nominated as a candidate for Sports Illustrated Woman of the Year.
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