N.H. Paralympian aims to be the first amputee to win ‘Survivor’


Noelle Lambert has long been a survivor. Now she’s playing one on TV.

After losing a leg in 2016, the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sprinter hopes to be the first person with a prosthetic leg to win CBS’s long-running hit “Survivor.” Season 43 of the Emmy-winning reality show premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Of the 646 contestants over the course of 22 years, the Manchester, N.H., resident becomes the first above-the-knee amputee to compete. Two previous contestants were below-the-knee amputees.

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