World Dwarf Games: Portraits

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.

Produced by Joe Linstroth & Emanuele Berry
Production assistant: Becky McKendry

 

 

Radio Made in Michigan
9:26 am
Wed August 7, 2013

World Dwarf Games

Credit 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. 

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8:44 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Liam Smith (USA)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

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

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8:38 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Tanya Huebner (AUS)

Credit John Patrick McGuire

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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8:30 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

C. Rajanna (IND)

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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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8:30 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kim Dean (GBR)

John Patrick McGuire

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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8:27 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Devonta Bacon (USA)

John Patrick McGuire

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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8:26 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Mary Russell (GBR)

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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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8:26 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Joby Mathew (IND)

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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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8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

John Tyrrell (GBR)

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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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8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Charlotte Bolton (CAN)

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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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8:25 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

R. Renukumar & M. Prakash (IND)

Ramakrishnappa Renukumar (above) and Maniraju Prakash
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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

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8:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

C.J. Wells -- USA

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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

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8:17 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

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

John Patrick McGuire

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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7:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Lynelle Boyd (AUS)

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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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7:13 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Lucy Williams (USA)

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NAME: Lucy Williams
BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, CA
SPORT(S): Swimming, track & field, badminton, soccer, power lifting, volleyball, basketball, boccia
AGE: 23
HEIGHT: 4’2”
WEIGHT: 140 lbs
OCCUPATIONAccount manager at executive competition advisory firm 

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7:13 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Reagan Wickens (AUS)

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NAME: Reagan Wickens
BIRTHPLACE: Sydney, Australia
SPORT(S): Swimming **Paralympian at London Games
AGE: 18
HEIGHT: 4'2"
WEIGHT: 117 lbs
OCCUPATION: Professional athlete 

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7:12 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Rachel Choong (GBR)

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NAME: Rachel Choong
BIRTHPLACE: Liverpool, England
SPORT(S): Badminton, discus, javelin, table tennis, floor hockey, soccer, basketball
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 4'3"
WEIGHT: 79 lbs
OCCUPATION: Sales accounts manager

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7:11 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Dean Kelly (GBR)

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NAME: Dean Kelly
BIRTHPLACE:  Oldham, England
SPORT(S): Track and field, football, basketball, hockey
AGE:  36
HEIGHT: 4’7”
WEIGHT: 126 lbs

 

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7:10 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Stephen Olesik (USA)

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NAME:  Stephen Olesik
BIRTHPLACE: Dmitrov, Russia
SPORT(S): Badminton, track and field, soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 4’10”
WEIGHT: 107 lbs
OCCUPATION: Student at University of Buffalo

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7:08 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Joe Worgan (AUS)

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NAME: Joe Worgan
BIRTHPLACE:  Inverell, Australia
SPORT(S): Soccer, table tennis, track & field
AGE: 18
HEIGHT:  4'7"
WEIGHT: 106 lbs
OCCUPATION: High school student

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7:07 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Max Graf (USA)

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NAME: Max Graf
BIRTHPLACE: Seoul, South Korea
SPORT(S): Shooting, boccia
AGE: 17
HEIGHT: 3’11”
WEIGHT: 87 lbs
OCCUPATION: High school senior

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7:05 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kyle Tang-Choon (USA)

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NAME: Kyle Tang-Choon
BIRTHPLACE: Yale, Connecticut
SPORT(S):  Soccer, badminton, table tennis, basketball, floor hockey
AGE: 23
HEIGHT: 4’0”
WEIGHT: 97 lbs
OCCUPATION: Senior college student; Major: computer science

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7:02 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Jeffrey Astrein (USA)

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NAME: Jeffrey Astrein
BIRTHPLACE: Huntington Woods, MI
SPORT(S): Basketball and volleyball
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 4’5”
WEIGHT: 85 lbs
OCCUPATION: MSU graduate student in community sustainability and water policy

 

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7:00 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

R. Shangade & N. Arunachalam (IND)

Ruhi Shangade (left) and Arunachalam Nauni.
John Patrick McGuire

NAME: Ruhi Shangade
BIRTHPLACE: India
SPORT(S):  Badminton, shotput, discus and javelin
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 4'
WEIGHT:  79 lbs
OCCUPATION: College student  

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6:57 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Sam Millard (AUS)

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NAME: Sam Millard
BIRTHPLACE: Melbourne, Australia
SPORT(S): Basketball, doubles badminton
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 4'4"
WEIGHT: 90 lbs
OCCUPATION: Student/radio host

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6:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Eddie Piedra (USA)

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NAME: Eddie Piedra
BIRTHPLACE: Miami, Florida
SPORT(S): Soccer, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey
AGE: 27
HEIGHT: 4’6”
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
OCCUPATION: auto mechanic

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6:51 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Jordan Rafael (USA)

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NAME: Jordan Rafael
BIRTHPLACE: Angeles  City, Philippines
SPORT(S): Basketball, soccer, volleyball
AGE: 28
HEIGHT: 4’0
WEIGHT: 76 lb
OCCUPATION: Acting   

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6:50 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Kobie Donovan (AUS)

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NAME: Kobie Donovan
BIRTHPLACE: Airlie Beach, Australia
SPORT(S): track & field, soccer
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 3'8"
WEIGHT: 73 lbs
OCCUPATION: University student, major: health & physical education

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