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Former 10SFG Green Beret participates in DoD Warrior Games at Air Force Academy | DVIDS News

Former 10SFG Green Beret participates in DoD Warrior Games at Air Force Academy | DVIDS News

Sgt. 1st Class Douglas Norman, a member of U.S. Special Operations Command’s team SOCOM and a former member of 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), competed in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games held at the Air Force Academy, June 1-9.
Norman, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving as a Green Beret, first started participating in adaptive sports two and a half years ago.
“It was not anything that I expected,” said Norman, “I usually push back from stuff like that because there is an idea that adaptive sports is only for people that are missing limbs and it’s not for an able-bodied person.”
This year Norman participated in track, sitting volleyball, swimming, and cycling.
His first introduction to adaptive sports was an adaptive sports triathlon camp.
Although Norman admitted was not good at any of the sports he his time there relit his competitive spirit.
“What really hooked me was seated volleyball and cycling,” he said.
Although Norman intitialy started playing adaptive sports as a distraction, he was surprised to find that it also helped him recover.

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