US Paralympic Swimming
Elizabeth Marks is a paralympic swimmer for the United States. In 2016, she won four gold medals at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. Elizabeth made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 where she set a world record of 1:28.13 on her way to gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke. She also secured bronze in the 4×100 medley. Elizabeth has had to overcome major obstacles as a result of an injury to both her hips that occurred in 2010 when she was serving in Iraq. In 2012, the mobility in her legs was reduced and her lung capacity decreased as a result of an illness. Not letting that get in her way, she continued to compete on the national level, and secured several wins at the U.S. Paralympic Swimming Spring National Championships and the Jimi Flowers Classic.