2013WDG

World Dwarf Games

Aug 7, 2013
John Patrick McGuire

WKAR teamed up with Chicago-based photographer John Patrick McGuire to capture the buzz of the 2013 World Dwarf Games, through portraits and interviews with the athletes. |  You can view individual athlete portraits here. To hear audio from some of the participants click into post. 

World Dwarf Games: Photo Slideshow

Aug 6, 2013
John Patrick McGuire

Liam Smith (USA)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Liam Smith
BIRTHPLACE:  Rockford, MI
SPORT(S): Archery, track and field, swimming, floor hockey
AGE: 10
HEIGHT: 4'
WEIGHT: 63 lbs
OCCUPATION: Fifth-grade student

Tanya Huebner (AUS)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Tanya Huebner
BIRTHPLACE: Horsham, Australia
SPORT(S): Swimming, Track
AGE: 35
HEIGHT: 4’2”
WEIGHT: 104 lbs
OCCUPATION: Primary school teacher

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C. Rajanna (IND)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME:  Chammannahallivenka Rajanna
BIRTHPLACE: India
SPORT(S): Running and badminton
AGE: 39
HEIGHT: 3'4"
WEIGHT: 71 lbs
OCCUPATION: Digital printing

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Kim Dean (GBR)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Kim Dean
BIRTHPLACE: Manchester, England
SPORT(S): Field, soccer, basketball,  hockey  table tennis , volleyball
AGE: 26
HEIGHT: 4’4”
OCCUPATION: Youth Pastor

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Devonta Bacon (USA)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Devonta Bacon
BIRTHPLACE: Dallas, TX
SPORT(S): Soccer, track & field, basketball
AGE: 18
HEIGHT: 4’3”
WEIGHT: 101 lbs
OCCUPATION: student

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Mary Russell (GBR)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Mary Russell
BIRTHPLACE: West Yorkshire, England
SPORT(S): Javelin, discus, shotput
AGE: 44
HEIGHT: 4’1”
WEIGHT: 105 lbs 
OCCUPATION:  Social services provider/student

 

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Joby Mathew (IND)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Joby Mathew
BIRTHPLACE: Cochin, India
SPORT(S): Shotput, javelin, discus, badminton
AGE:  36
HEIGHT: 3'7"
WEIGHT: 127 lbs
OCCUPATION:  Government officer

 

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John Tyrrell (GBR)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: John Tyrrell
BIRTHPLACE: Liverpool, England
SPORT(S): Powerlifting
AGE: 59
HEIGHT: 4’8”
WEIGHT: 82 lbs
OCCUPATION: Social care coordinator (social services) 

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Charlotte Bolton (CAN)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Charlotte Bolton
BIRTHPLACE: London, Ontario
SPORT(S): Track & field, swimming, soccer, table tennis
AGE: 10
HEIGHT: 3’8”
WEIGHT:  50.5 lbs
OCCUPATION:  Fifth-grade student

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R. Renukumar & M. Prakash (IND)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Ramakrishnappa Renukumar
BIRTHPLACE: Bangalore, India
SPORT(S): Track & Field, badminton
AGE: 30
HEIGHT: 3'10"
WEIGHT: 51 lbs
OCCUPATION: self-employed

C.J. Wells -- USA

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: C.J. Wells
BIRTHPLACE: Portland, OR
SPORT(S): soccer, track & field, basketball, volleyball
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 4’5”
WEIGHT: 113 lbs
OCCUPATION: student

P. Doling (GBR) & R. Cooray (SRI)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Paul Doling
BIRTHPLACE: Winchester, England
SPORT(S): Soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, boccia
AGE: 30
HEIGHT: 4’7”
WEIGHT: 132 lbs
OCCUPATION: Project manager

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Lynelle Boyd (AUS)

Aug 6, 2013
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NAME: Lynelle Boyd
BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, Australia
SPORT(S): swimming, boccia
AGE: 49
HEIGHT: 4'3"
WEIGHT: 112 lbs
OCCUPATION: Disability support worker 

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