Paralympian Ezra Frech is ‘Grateful’ to Represent United States

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Paralympian Ezra Frech is ‘Grateful’ to Represent United States

By Movieguide® Contributor

Ezra Frech is a long jump and high jump Paralympian and almost brought home two medals from Tokyo in 2021 when he was just 15.

Now, nearly three years later, Frech is grateful to be able to represent his country on the international stage again.

Frech “was born with congenital limb differences and is missing most of his left leg and fingers on his left hand, is likely headed for his second consecutive Paralympics after winning a gold medal in the T63 high jump in the 2023 Paris World Championships and a silver medal in the 2024 Kobe World Championships,” Fox News Digital reported.

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, he explained what an honor it is to be able to represent the U.S.

“It was a dream of mine since I was a little kid to represent the red, white and blue,” Frech explained. “I mean, this country’s amazing, and I’m grateful for all the opportunities it’s brought me. I’m grateful to be living in the best nation in the world.

He continued, “So, I wear a lot of pride representing the red, white and blue. There’s a lot of people who have sacrificed a lot for our freedom, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to compete internationally and then wear USA on my chest. It means a lot to me.”

This year, Frech is ready to bring home the gold for his country.

“The truth is, I just gotta keep doing what I’m doing, and I’ll win the gold,” he disclosed. “It’s all on me. If I lose this, it’s me. No one else did anything to knock me off my game or there’s no one that can come out there and beat me. The only person that can beat me in Paris is myself.”

He also wants to represent people with disabilities by competing at the highest level.

“Most people don’t really understand what the Paralympics is,” he said on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW. “They get confused between the Olympics and the Paralympics. They think it’s the same thing. And I truly think that the Paralympics has the power to change the way our country views disability.”

“When we talk about representation, seeing people with disabilities compete at the highest level is super, super important. And I hope to shine a light on that,” Frech added.

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