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New art at Olympic Training Center features Paralympic athlete

Posted: 9:33 PM, May 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 14:57:45-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – A landmark day at the Olympic Training Center, as a new piece of art was unveiled.

Five years ago Friday, Brandon Lyons injured his spinal cord while diving into shallow water. It caused a major life shift for the recent college graduate.

Now Lyon is a competitive hand cyclist training for the next Paralympics.

“The way that it kind of tells my story essentially, from when I was first hurt and in a hospital, I never thought I would be an elite athlete at this time,” Lyons said. “Kind of seeing the story behind the art I think is what’s really powerful.”

Lyons says he never thought his image would be part of the art on permanent display at the Olympic Training Center.