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Meet Team USA: Bethany Zummo


Age: 23
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Sport: Sitting Volleyball

Zummo, who was born with two congenital disorders, had her right leg amputated below the knee when she was two years old. She used a prosthetic while playing volleyball in middle school and high school. Since 2011 she has helped Team USA win three international championships in sitting volleyball. Next up: the Olympics. The U.S. won bronze in 2004, the first year the sport was open to women at the Paralympics, then earned silver in '08 and '12. At the last Games, China took gold, but the U.S. just defeated China in March at the World ParaVolley International Cup, which bodes well for Zummo and her teammates.

Photo: Simon Bruty