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USA: 10 facts on the Sochi 2014 Paralympics

Find out more about the history of largest delegation of athletes heading to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Sarah Will is USA's most successful Paralympic athlete at Winter Games. Sarah Will is USA's most successful Paralympic athlete at Winter Games. © • Getty Images
By IPC

- 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.

You can follow the US Paralympics on Twitter at @USParalympics and on Facebook.

Athletes:

Alpine skiing

Allison JONES, Twitter: @JonezyRocks, Facebook

Lindsay BALL, Facebook

Jasmin BAMBUR

Diane BARRAS (guide)

Mark BATHUM, Twitter: @MarkBathum

Heath CALHOUN, Facebook

Tyler CARTER

Christopher DEVLIN-YOUNG

Ralph GREEN, Twitter: @BKSkiman, Facebook

Gerald HAYDEN

Joel HUNT

Stephanie JALLEN, Twitter: @StephJallen6

Ian JANSING, Facebook

Andrew Earl KURKA, Twitter: @Andrew_Kurka, Facebook

Stephen LAWLER, Twitter: @ItsTheLaw_ler, Facebook

Jonathan LUJAN, Twitter: @JonnyVolcano44, Facebook

Staci MANNELLA, Twitter: @staciskier96, Facebook

Scott MEYER

Alana NICHOLS

Patrick PARNELL

Kim SEEVERS (guide)

Jamie STANTON, Twitter: @JamieStantonUSA

Laurie STEPHENS, Twitter: @LaurieStephens3

Melanie SCHWARTZ

Joe TOMPKINS

Danelle UMSTEAD, Twitter: @DanelleUmstead, Facebook

Rob UMSTEAD (guide),

Stephani VICTOR, Twitter: @stephanivictor, Facebook

Tyler WALKER, Twitter: @tbone_walker, Facebook

Cade YAMAMOTO (guide)

Snowboard

Amy PURDY, Twitter, Facebook

Cristina ALBERT

Tyler BURDICK, Twitter: @TylerTBurdick

Heidi Jo DUCE, Twitter: @HeidiJoDuce, Facebook

Keith GABEL, Twitter: @GabelKeith, Facebook

Megan HARMON

Daniel MONZO, Twitter: @danielmonzo

Nicole ROUNDY, Twitter: @NicoleRoundy, Facebook

Mike SHEA, Twitter: @Adaptiveathlete, Facebook

Evan STRONG, Twitter, Facebook

Nordic skiing

Jacob ADICOFF

Monica BASCIO, Twitter: @mbascio

Omar BERMEJO, Twitter: @Dberm_O, Facebook

Kevin BURTON, Twitter: @kev_burton

David CHAMBERLAIN, Twitter: @chambo365

Dan CNOSSEN

Travis DODSON

Sean HALSTED

Oksana MASTERS, Twitter: @Oksana_Masters

Tatyana MCFADDEN, Twitter: @TatyanaMcFadden, Facebook

John OMAN

Augusto Jose PEREZ

Aaron PIKE, Twitter: @pikester86

Reid PLETCHER (guide)

Bryan PRICE

Beth REQUIST, Twitter: @BethRequist, Facebook

Andrew SOULE

Jeremy WAGNER

Ice sledge hockey

Tyler CARRON

Steve CASH, Twitter: @SteveCash34, Facebook

Taylor CHACE, Twitter: @TaylorChace, Facebook

Declan FARMER, Twitter: @6DFarmer

Nikko LANDEROS

Jen LEE

Taylor LIPSETT, Twitter: @usasledsniper7

Daniel MCCOY, Twitter: @mcsled14

Kevin MCKEE, Twitter: @McKee25

Adam PAGE

Joshua PAULS, Twitter: @spudsusa27, Facebook

Rico ROMAN, Twitter: @RicoSled23

Brody ROYBAL

Paul SCHAUS

Greg SHAW

Joshua SWEENEY, Twitter: @SledSweeney13

Andy YOHE

Wheelchair curling

Penny GREELY

Jimmy JOSEPH

Meghan LINO

Patrick MCDONALD

David PALMER