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Rice University student to represent U.S. in Paralympics in Tokyo

Rice University student to represent U.S. in Paralympics in Tokyo

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Ahalya Lettenberger is living her dream!

“It hasn’t really sunk in yet. And it probably won’t sink until I go it’s just been a whirlwind.”

Lettenberger is a Rice University student, majoring in bioengineering. But next month, she will represent the USA in swimming at the Paralympics in Tokyo.

“I’ve been dreaming about this moment forever, so just thinking about wearing red, white and blue and being able to represent my country, I mean, I dream about it every day,” Lettenberger told ABC13.

Lettenberger was born arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), which is a muscular-skeletal disorder that affects her legs, but not her drive to be great in the pool.

“I really want my story to inspire others – especially others with disabilities and I want to do that in all aspects of my life.”

With Paralympics gaining in popularity, a bigger light will shine on Lettenberger and other Paralympian’s in Tokyo

“We work just as hard as any other athlete, so to get that recognition and publicity, that’s just really, really amazing,” she said.

Lettenberger openly admits her love for parmesan cheese, and with the new rules college athletes can profit off their name image and likeness, she has one company and product she’s ready to endorse.

“Parmesan cheese is my favorite food. It’s always my fun fact that parmesan is my favorite food, so yea Kraft is my dream company to work with,” she said.

Joe Gleason is a sports producer and photographer for ABC13 Houston, where he’s worked for more than 25 years. Follow Joe on Twitter, and see more of his work at ABC13 Sports

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Sakuna: Of Rice And Ruin Edges Towards One Million Sales

Sakuna Of Rice And Ruin© Marvelous!

It’s financial results season, the most wonderful time of the year! Well, maybe not, but the report from publisher Marvelous! was nevertheless interesting as it gave updated sales figures on its most recent titles. As the report only runs up to the end of March there was no further update on sales figures for Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, but there is a near-notable landmark for Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin.

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin now has sales exceeding 950,000 copies across all versions, so it’s clearly close to hitting the magical one million mark; the figure represents a jump since the late January update.

The rice farming sim / sidescrolling action title is pretty unique, which will have contributed to its impressive results. We gave it a recommendation in our Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin review.

Let us know whether you’ve mastered rice farming yet in this one.

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Declan Rice loved “very special” part of Liverpool's poor defeat to Real Madrid

Liverpool were outclassed in midfield in Madrid on Tuesday night, and one performance in particular stood out for the West Ham[1] and England star Declan Rice.

With the Reds struggling to contain the German midfielder Toni Kroos, the 2014 World Cup winner delivered a standout performance as he punished Liverpool’s static defence with brilliant balls over the top.

Rice enjoyed his display, tweeting “Watching Toni Kroos is very special” shortly after he’d teed up the first goal of the night for Real’s Vinicius Junior.

Kroos’ display was enjoyed in Spain too, where sports publication AS sang the German’s praises.

“Zinedine Zidane’s tactic was clear: get the ball to Kroos, and he’ll pick Liverpool[2] apart,” they wrote.

“And he did.

Kroos turned in a masterful display in midfield
Kroos turned in a masterful display in midfield

“Every time the Germany star pivoted in midfield, every time Liverpool’s central threesome so inexplicably dropped away, his passing lines painted the pitch like a canvas.

“As the long deliveries towards Ferland Mendy and Vinicius down the Madrid left mounted, so did the uncertainty in the Liverpool defence.

“Trent Alexander-Arnold faced runners before him and the ball overhead, and he never seemed quite sure which one to deal with.

“When Kroos was again gifted time to lift his head and curl another pass towards the right-back, panic took over; his attempted header back to Alisson was gratefully pounced on by Marco Asensio (for the second goal).”

Liverpool now face a mountain to climb in the second leg at Anfield if they are to stay alive in this season’s Champions League.

The Reds will be hoping to rely on their famed resilience in Europe, but given their poor recent home form and the lack of an Anfield atmosphere then Real and Kroos will be heavy favourites to progress.


  1. ^ West Ham (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ Liverpool (www.mirror.co.uk)

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