#447 Swimming Blind and Triumphant - Featuring Trischa Zorn-Hudson

Huntsman World Senior Games Active Life

Jul 28 2023 • 25 mins

Trischa Zorn-Hudson was born with an eye disorder called aniridia, which is the lack of the Iris or color part of the eye which causes limited vision or blindness. This American swimmer is the most decorated and successful athlete in the history of the Olympic or Paralympic Games, as she won 55 medals (41 Gold, 9 Silver, and 5 Bronze) over 7 consecutive Paralympic Games from 1980-2004. Following the Sydney Paralympic Games in 2000, she held 8 world records in her disability class. In 2012, she was inducted into the International Paralympian Hall of Fame, and in 2022, she was inducted into the US Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame. In September of 2023, Mrs. Zorn-Hudson will be the first Paralympic Swimmer to be inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Ft Lauderdale, FL.  Outside of the pool, Trischa is an attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs. She studied special education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and school administration and supervision at Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis and attended Law School at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

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