Five of the greatest Paralympians in history

Sport360 staff 11:01 08/09/2016
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Who do you rank as the greatest Paralympian?

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?

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TRISCHA ZORN

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.

BEATRICE HESS

Another consummate swimmer, who swept up 20 golds and five silvers from 1984-2004.

She was nickanmed the ‘French Thorpedo’.

MICHAEL EDGSON

The Canadian is the most-successful male Paralympian, claiming 18 golds and three silvers from 1984-92.

Is visually-impaired, so was in B3.

JONAS JACOBSSON

The Swedish shooter has 30 total medals, containing 17 golds.

He participated in nine-consecutive Games from 1980 to 2012.

ROBERTO MARSON

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.

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