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Stockwell (Chicago, Ill.) was the first female American soldier in history to lose a limb in active combat and was the first Iraq War veteran to compete in the Paralympic Games when she did so as a swimmer in 2008.
Stockwell will look to defend her world title at the 2012 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in October in Auckland, New Zealand.
Photo: Melissa Stockwell is nominated for an ESPY Award. (Ben Solomon/USA Triathlon)