With the Paralympics officially underway, we look at five of the most successful athletes in the Games’ history.
Which of these from our top-five list do you think had the biggest impact on Paralympic sport?
The American swimmer’s tally of 41 golds and 55 total medals is more than double anyone else has achieved.
She did this from 1980-2005.
Another consummate swimmer, who swept up 20 golds and five silvers from 1984-2004.
She was nickanmed the ‘French Thorpedo’.
The Canadian is the most-successful male Paralympian, claiming 18 golds and three silvers from 1984-92.
Is visually-impaired, so was in B3.
The Swedish shooter has 30 total medals, containing 17 golds.
He participated in nine-consecutive Games from 1980 to 2012.
The Italian athlete and fencer claimed 16 golds and nine other medals from 1964-76.
Lost use of his legs when chopping down a tree.
Italian athlete Roberto Marson was proclaimed the outstanding athlete of the Games after winning 10 gold medals at the 1968 Paralympics?— Fish Smarty (@fishsmarty) May 7, 2011
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