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Athletes with disabilities converge on Chicago suburbs

The National Junior Disability Championships is ongoing in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Top athletes with disabilities from around the country are competing for medals in seven different events through Saturday.

This is its 26th year and the first time Illinois plays host. The competitions are held in Olympic-style events, including track, field pentathlon, swimming, archery, table tennis, basketball and weightlifting.

The National Junior Disability Championships is considered the most prestigious national event for those ages 6-21 with physical and visual disability. It is a qualifier to the U.S. Paralympic Team.

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