USA: 10 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics27.02.2014
Find out more about the history of largest delegation of athletes heading to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
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- The USA have participated in all Winter Paralympic Games since the inaugural edition in 1976.
- The USA have won 96 gold medals, 97 silvers and 68 bronze for a total of 261 at the Winter Paralympics. Only Norway (134 gold medals) and Austria (102) have enjoyed more success as a delegation.
- The USA won four gold medals at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics, their fewest since also taking four in 1980. In the first Winter Paralympic Games in 1976, the USA failed to win a single medal.
- The USA have won 89 of their 96 Winter Paralympic gold medals in alpine skiing.
- The USA’s most successful Winter Paralympian is alpine skier Sarah Will, who won 12 gold medals and one silver.
- Sarah Will's 12 Winter Paralympic gold medals are the most by any participant from outside Europe.
- The USA are the leading country at the Summer Paralympics, where they have taken 2,067 medals (731 gold, 656 silver and 680 bronze).
- At the London 2012 Paralympics, the USA came sixth in the medals table with 31 golds.
- With 80 athletes, the USA will have the largest delegation at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
- The USA won the ice sledge hockey Paralympic title at Vancouver 2010, and in Sochi will attempt to become the first nation to win back-to-back Paralympic titles in the sport.
Lindsay BALL, Facebook
Diane BARRAS (guide)
Mark BATHUM, Twitter: @MarkBathum
Heath CALHOUN, Facebook
Stephanie JALLEN, Twitter: @StephJallen6
Ian JANSING, Facebook
Kim SEEVERS (guide)
Jamie STANTON, Twitter: @JamieStantonUSA
Laurie STEPHENS, Twitter: @LaurieStephens3
Rob UMSTEAD (guide),
Cade YAMAMOTO (guide)
Tyler BURDICK, Twitter: @TylerTBurdick
Daniel MONZO, Twitter: @danielmonzo
Monica BASCIO, Twitter: @mbascio
Kevin BURTON, Twitter: @kev_burton
David CHAMBERLAIN, Twitter: @chambo365
Oksana MASTERS, Twitter: @Oksana_Masters
Augusto Jose PEREZ
Aaron PIKE, Twitter: @pikester86
Reid PLETCHER (guide)
Ice sledge hockey
Declan FARMER, Twitter: @6DFarmer
Taylor LIPSETT, Twitter: @usasledsniper7
Daniel MCCOY, Twitter: @mcsled14
Kevin MCKEE, Twitter: @McKee25
Rico ROMAN, Twitter: @RicoSled23
Joshua SWEENEY, Twitter: @SledSweeney13