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Long Island Paralympians: Amityville sprinter Tysheem Griffin looks to grab gold in Rio

A teenager from Amityville is looking to grab a gold medal as one of 4,300 athletes competing in the Paralympic Games. Tysheem Griffin was born with Waardenburg syndrome, a genetic condition that made

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2016, 3:18 AM

Updated 2,844 days ago

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A teenager from Amityville is looking to grab a gold medal as one of 4,300 athletes competing in the Paralympic Games.
Tysheem Griffin was born with Waardenburg syndrome, a genetic condition that made him nearly deaf by the time he was a toddler.
The former Amityville High School sprinter will compete in the 400-meter race in Rio.
Griffin set the Amittyville school record in the 60-meter dash last winter and was section champion in four other races.
The Paralympic Games begin on Thursday.


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