USA Names London 2012 Athletics Squad

Jerome Singleton, Tatyana McFadden and April Holmes highlight the American squad headed to the Paralympic Games. 02 Jul 2012
Jerome Singleton celebrating victory

Jerome Singleton celebrates winning the men's 100m T44 at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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The roster includes 19 female athletes and 35 male athletes who will represent USA at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

US Paralympics announced on Sunday (1 July) the 54 athlete nominations for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team.

The roster includes 19 female athletes and 35 male athletes who will represent USA at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

The nominations are highlighted by Jessica Galli, who was the most decorated US track and field athlete at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games with five medals, and four-time Beijing medallist Tatyana McFadden, three-time medallist Amanda McGrory and three-time medallist Jim Bob Bizzell.

It also includes 100m T43/44 world champion sprinter Jerome Singleton on the men’s side and defending 100m T43/44 Paralympic champion April Holmes for the women.

In total, USA won of nine gold, 14 silver, and five bronze medals in Beijing, two more medals than the team won at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

Jeremy Campbell, a two-time gold medallist in Beijing, is back and hoping to defend his title in the men's discus F44, an event in which he holds the world record.

Other Beijing gold medallists making a return in London include Joshua, Josiah Jamison and Jeff Skiba.

Five US military veterans received nominations to the team: Christopher Clemens, Navy; Angela Madsen, Marine Corps; CeCe Mazyck, Army; Scot Severn, Army; and Scott Winkler, Army.

Three active duty service members and veterans were also named alternates for the team.


*Denotes US Paralympian

#Denotes 2008 Paralympic Games medallist

^Denotes a U.S. military service member or veteran


Name Hometown Classification

Cole, Zena Oregon, Ohio F51

DeWald, Carleigh Canby, Ore. T34

*#Forber-Pratt, Anjali Natick, Mass. T53

*#Galli, Jessica Hillsborough, N.J. T53

*#Holmes, April Somerdale, N.J. T44

*Leitner, Cheryl Myrtle Beach, S.C. T52

^Madsen, Angela Long Beach, Calif. F56

^Mazyck, CeCe Columbia, S.C. F57

McFadden, Hannah Clarksville, Md. T54

*#McFadden, Tatyana Clarksville, Md. T54

*#McGrory, Amanda Kennett Square, Pa. T53

Messer, Kristen Austin, Texas T33

Mitchell, Cassie Atlanta, Ga. T52/F2

*Morgan, Kerry St. Louis, Mo. T52

*Reilly, Shirley Tucson, Ariz. T53

Scaroni, Susannah Champaign, Ill. T54

Schwab, Christina Lakewood, Colo. T54

Sullivan, Katy Burbank, Calif. T42

Weber, Amberlynn Liberty, Wash. T54


Name Hometown Classification

^Callahan, Catherine San Antonio, Texas F57

*Hawkes, Sabra Chula Vista, Calif. T37

*McClammer, Chelsea Spokane, Wash. T53

Maneen, Katie Frankfort, N.Y. T44


Name Hometown Classification

Abbott, Zachary Tucson, Ariz. T53

Bird, Jordan Wichita, Kan. T54

*#Bizzell, Jim Bob Odessa, Texas T44

*Bleakney, Adam Savoy, Ill. T53

Brown, David San Diego, Calif. T11

*Brown, Matt Idalou, Texas F42

Browne, Richard Jackson, Miss. T44

*#Campbell, Jeremy Perryton, Texas F44

Chalmers, Ryan Champaign, Ill. T54

^Clemens, Christopher Phoenix, Ariz. T36/F26

*Danberg, Scott Cooper City, Fla. F40

Fawehinmi, Tobi Arlington, Texas T46/F46

Garcia-Tolson, Rudy Bloomington, Calif. T42

*#George, Joshua Fairfax, Va. T53

Gers, Tanner Tucson, Ariz. T11

*#Gillette, Elexis Raleigh, N.C. T11/F11

Hammer, Chris Cheney, Wash. T46

*#Jamison, Josiah Vance, S.C. T12

Leeper, Blake Kingston, Tenn. T43

Martin, Raymond Jersey City, N.J. T52

Murray, Michael Nashville, Tenn. T20

Nitz, Paul Bloomfield, Conn. T52

Pike, Aaron Park Rapids, Minn. T54

Price, Markeith Nashville, Tenn. T13/F13

Prince, David Marietta, Ga. T44

Pruitt, Austin Spokane, Wash. T34

*Roberts, Joshua Morris, Ala. T52

Schabort, Krige Cedartown, Ga. T54

^Severn, Scot Caro, Mich. F53

Siemann, Brian Milestone, N.J. T53

*#Singleton, Jerome Irmo, S.C. T44

*#Skiba, Jeff Sammamish, Wash. F44

Vance, Shaquille Houston, Miss. T42/F42

Wallace, Jarryd Athens, Ga. T42/F42

^Winkler, Scott Pittsburgh, Pa. F55


Name Hometown Classification

Ogbe, Dennis Prospect, Ky. F58

Toyoji, Steven Campbell, Calif. T52

*Hightower, Erik Glendale, Ariz. T54

^Pelletier, Brandon Chula Vista, Calif. T46

Iannotta, Gianfranco Garfield, N.J. T52

*#^Tibbs, Casey San Antonio, Texas F44

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