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Junior Blind Olympics set for Saturday

April 22, 2008 | 12:36 pm

Luk There aren't many sporting events more inspirational than the Junior Blind Olympics, whose fourth annual meeting is set for Saturday in Los Angeles at the Junior Blind of America campus at 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 6 to 19 will be competing in Olympic-style events adapted for the blind. Athletes come from Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California are scheduled to compete in such events as rowing, shot put, 100-yard dash and rock climbing.

Andrew Luk, pictured, a swimmer from Diamond Bar whose story was recently told in a Times' article,
has attended a camp at the Junior Blind of America facility that is hosting the event.

-- Eric Sondheimer

-- Image by Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times