Athlete April Holmes Triumphs after Tragedy

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April Holmes was a standout track-and-field athlete before she lost one of her legs in an accident.

Now, as the world's fastest amputee, she's expected to win gold in this year's Para Olympics.

Holmes talks with Farai Chideya about her struggles and triumphs on and off the track.



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