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Paralympian

Kurt Fearnley

Kurt Fearnley About Australian Paralympian who won gold medals in wheelchair racing at the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. He is also remembered for his dominant performance at the 2006 IPC Athletics World Championships, where he won three gold medals. Other Informations He was born with a condition known as sacral agenesis and is missing …

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Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith About Paraplegic shooter who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympics in the 10 meter air rifle standing. Other Informations She was an accomplished skydiver and equestrian before a hiking accident resulted in her paraplegia when she was 34. She holds a shooting scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport. Her grandfather, …

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Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen About Canadian athlete confined to a wheelchair who went on to win three gold medals in the Paralympic Games and was one of the final torchbearers in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Other Informations He was paralyzed at age 15 when his friend crashed his pickup truck into a tree, throwing Hansen from the …

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Marinalva de Almeida

Marinalva de Almeida About Paralympic athlete who is known for her versatility, having competed in long jump, dart-throwing and sailing at the Paralympic Games. In 2017, she placed fifth on the seventeenth season of Big Brother Brazil. Other Informations She had her leg amputated following a bicycle accident when she was fifteen years old.  She has …

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Hannah Cockroft

Hannah Cockroft About Wheelchair racer who won gold medals in both the 100 and 200 meter events at the 2012 Paralympics. Other Informations She had two cardiac arrests at birth, which severely damaged her motor skills. While winning the gold medals at the 2012 Paralympics, she set world records in both events. She was born …

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Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson About Welsh wheelchair racer who is a 12-time Paralympic gold medalist, winning medals in four different Olympics. Other Informations She made her wheelchair racing debut at the 1984 Junior National Games. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1993 for her services to sport. She has a …

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Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden About Decorated Paralympic wheelchair racer who became the youngest member, at 15 years of age, of the United States track & field national team in 2004. Other Informations She was born with spina bifida – a hole in her spine – and grew up using her arms to get around, without the aid …

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Rohan Murphy

Rohan Murphy About Decorated Paralympian who broke national records at the 2006 IPC World Powerlifting Championships. He is seen as an inspirational figure to disabled athletes everywhere and has been featured on media outlets like 20/20 and Sports Illustrated. Other Informations He has been a double amputee since age four and got his start as …

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Sam Ruddock

Sam Ruddock About Paralympic track and field athlete who was ranked in the top ten in the IPC World Rankings in 2013. He has represented Great Britain at events like the 2012 Paralympics and the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships. Other Informations He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a newborn and later attended Bishop …

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Tommy Des Brisay

Tommy Des Brisay About Aspiring Paralympian and runner who has been the subject of two mini-documentaries called First Fastest Runner and I See a Des Brisay Fly. Other Informations He was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 1/2 and didn’t speak until he was 7. He has worked with an autism guide dog named Adel. His …

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Deanna Coates

Deanna Coates About Paralympic sport shooter who won back-to-back-to-back gold medals in the air rifle standing competition at the 1988, 1992 and 1996 Paralympics. Other Informations She began shooting training at the Rushmoor Mallards Sports Club in 1978. In addition to her golds, she has won numerous silver and bronze medals at the Paralympics. She …

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David Weir

David Weir About Paralympic wheelchair athlete, six-time gold medalist, and winner of the London Marathon. Other Informations He was born with a spinal-cord transection that left his legs paralyzed; he won London’s youth wheelchair event a total of seven times. He won six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. He fathered a …