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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22546.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22546

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1989 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22546.

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Title Houstonian 1989
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Owens returns victorious — again! Hearing that Eric Owens won another award is about as surprising as eating in the Moody Towers cafeteria is for most of us. Not very. Owens returned from the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul with two more awards to add to his already vast collection. Owens clinched a gold medal in the wheelchair slalom and a bronze medal in the discus at the 1988 games which immediately followed the Summer Olympic Games. A world record was set by Owens in the 100-meter preliminaries, but a protest was raised by the Canadian team because Owens' wheelchair was 10 centimeters past regulation length. Owens placed fifth in the finals after switching chairs with a teammate. Owens merely smiles and shrugs his shoulders. His many other achievements more than likely cushioned his disappointment in the 100-meter event. Owens earned two gold medals and one silver at the 1984 Long Island Games. He established several national records at the National Games for the Disabled in Michigan in 1985. In 1988, he was named Male Athlete of the Year by the United States Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association. Owens received national attention in 1984 when he discussed the International Games for the Disabled with Ted Koppel on Nightline. He also appeared in an IBM commercial spotlighting the achievements of disabled athletes and in a Lite Beer commercial that helped raise money for the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. But aside from all of his personal recognition, Owens said that he is upset by the lack of coverage given to the Paralympic Games by the American net works. "There was extremely bad coverage in the States," Owens said. "There were 80,000 people at the opening ceremonies and the Korean people were very excited about it, but the Americans were apathetic." During the games, Korea was rocked by student protest aimed mostly at the United States, but Owens said that he did not encounter any anti-American protesting. "The people were very kind and receptive to everyone, not just to Americans," Owens said. As far as future surprises from Owens are concerned, we'll have to tune in to the nightly news. The RTV major plans on giving up his athletic career to pursue his broadcasting career and plans to compete for the final time at the 1989 National Games in Minnesota. ► Colleen Waits Olympics ■ 271