Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award

Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award

CRITERIA: The Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC President’s Disabled Athlete Award is presented annually to the physically or mentally challenged athlete who displays courage, desire, and athletic ability in the face of adversity to achieve the goals set forth in the athlete’s particular arena of competition.

Previous Recipients

2015
Tatyana McFadden – Paralympian Wheelchair Racer, 2015 London Marathon Gold Medalist
2014
Roman Petushkov – Sochi Paralympic Games Six-Time Gold Medalist
2013
Tatyana McFadden-2012 London Paralympic Wheelchair Race Gold Medalist/2013 Boston and London Wheelchair Race Champion
2012
U.S. Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder-Blind Double Gold Medalist Swimmer, 2012 London Paralympics
2011
Anthony Robles – One-Legged NCAA Wrestling Champion in the Open 125-Pound Class, Arizona State University
2010
Maya Angelou – World Renowned Poet
Gerd Schonfelder – Paralympic Skier with Eighteen Gold Medals
2009
Chantal Petitclerc – Paralympic wheelchair racer, Canada
2008
Oscar Pistorius – Paralympic sprinter, South Africa
2007
Jessica Long – Paralympic swimmer, USA
2006
Ljiljana (Lilo) Ljubisic – Paralympic discus thrower, Canada
2005
Sir Philip Craven – International Paralympic Committee President, England
2004
Rudy Garcia-Tolson – Paralympic swimmer and marathoner, USA
2003
Muffy Davis – Paralympic skier, USA
2002
Marlon Shirley – Paralympic sprinter, USA
2001
Shea Cowart – Paralympic sprinter, USA
2000
Erin Popovich – Paralympic swimmer, USA
1999
Chris Waddell – Paralympic skier, USA
1998
Scot Hollonbeck – Paralympic wheelchair racer, USA
1997
Cato Zahl Pedersen – Paralymic skier, Norway
1996
Jean Driscoll – wheelchair marathoner, USA
1995
Tony Volpentest – Paralympic sprinter, USA
1994
Al Mead – Paralympic athlete, USA
1993
Linda Mastandrea – Paralympic wheelchair racer, USA
1992
Mark Wellman – mountain climber/alpine skier, USA
1991
Bart Dodson – Eight Paralympic swimming golds, USA
1990
Andy Leonard – Special Olympics powerlifter, USA
1989
Jim McLaren – triathlete, USA ed to growth of physical fitness in America

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