After losing her leg, Air Force pilot Christy Wise rediscovers competitive mind-set at Warrior Games

A boating accident left U.S. Air Force Capt. Christy Wise without her right leg, but it didn’t stop the HC-130 pilot from entering the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va. (Erin Patrick O’Connor/The Washington Post)

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Capt. Christy Wise, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, competes in the wheelchair 100-yard dash during the 2015 Department Of Defense Warrior Games in Quantico, Va. ( Senior Airman Hailey Haux / U.S. Air Force photo )


Christy Wise received silver medals in both hand cycling and the field competitions. After the Warrior Games, she will return to The Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio to continue her rehabilitation.

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Christy Wise, who lost her leg in April after a boating accident, competes in discus for the Air Force at the DOD Warrior Games. (Robin D. Meredith/U.S. Air Force photo)

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