The story behind the video: A study in motion and energy
Dunedin High School senior swimmer Christina Lang, 17, had part of her leg amputated when she was 2 years old. Lang not only is a state playoff contender, but has a goal to compete in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan. Since discovering the sport four years ago, Lang has qualified for her first international competition.
When I heard about the opportunity to hang out with Christina at the pool, it was certainly clear that I would be tasked with giving the reader / viewer the best opportunity to get a sense of what it is like to be a swimmer and an amputee. Video not only provided the perfect medium to hear Christina talk about the experience of having one leg but also gave us a great study of movement - of forces in action, of motion and resistance - which served to amplify just how special Christina's determination to succeed is.
Douglas R. Clifford
Tampa Bay Times