Track and Field - Christina Schwab

Christina Schwab (Ripp)

Event/Sport Event Date Result/Time
5000m (T54)-Round 1 Aug 31 13:33:30
400m (T54)-Round 1 Sept 3 59.06
800m (T54)-Round 1 Sept 4 1:57.51
Marathon Sept 9 0.00

About Christina

Christina Schwab (Ripp)Christina Ripp is a three-time Paralympian in the sport of wheelchair basketball. After helping the U.S. team to a silver medal at the 2006 world championships, Ripp took a two-year hiatus from basketball to try her hand at wheelchair racing. Though she was successful and had a solid shot at making the Paralympic team in her newly adopted sport, Ripp missed basketball too much and returned to the hardwood in 2008.

Ripp's wheelchair racing accomplishments include a bronze medal in the 1500m from the 2006 world championships and a victory in the 2003 Boston Marathon.

Ripp graduated from the University of Illinois in December of 2005 with a bachelor's degree in community health. In addition to athletics, Ripp enjoys reading and coaching.

Read more at US Paralympics - http://www2.teamusa.org/Athletes/RI/Christina-Ripp.aspx