Long was born in Siberia and adopted by American parents when she was 13 months old. She recently returned to Russia to meet her mother (pictured here) and the rest of her biological family. NBC filmed the trip for a mini-documentary.
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With her sisters Hannah (left) and Anastasia in Russia.
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'When I’m in
the pool, I never really feel like I’m missing my legs,' Long said.
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Long was part of the Coca-Cola 8 Pack of athletes for the London 2012 Games.
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In January, Long (right) represented Coca-Cola as a brand ambassador at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. She is pictured here with Russian
supermodel Natalia Vodyanova during a session on Paralympic sport.