Middle River Swimmer Medals at Paralympics

Middle River resident Jessica Long continues to dominate the Paralympic Games. Long was born in Irkutsk, Russia in 1992 without legs and was adopted by parents in the Middle River area.

Long went to her fifth Paralympic Games which were held in Tokyo last week. The Paralympic Games are always held in the same city two weeks after the Olympic games.

According to the Team USA website, Long won two gold medals in the 200-meter individual medley, and the 4×100-meter medley relay, a silver in the 400-meter freestyle, and a bronze in the 100-meter backstroke.

The 29-year-old Long has won 27 time Paralympic medals (15 golds, 7 silvers, 5 bronzes) in her five trips to the Paralympic Games since 2004.