Track and Field - Joshua George

Joshua George

Event/Sport Event Date Result/Time
400m (T53)-Round 1 Sept 2 51:44 Q
400m (T53)-Final Sept 2 51:14 (5th)
1500m (T54)-Round 1 Sept 3 3:15.76
800m (T53)-Round 1 Sept 4 1:42.32 Q
800m (T53)-Final Sept 5 1:41.50 - BRONZE!
200m (T53)-Round 1 Sept 7 26.76
4x400m Relay-Round 1 Sept 8 3:18.61
Marathon Sept 9 1:39:56 (20th)

About Joshua

Joshua GeorgeJoshua George emerged as a two-sport star for the U.S. in 2006. That summer, he won six medals at two World Championships and established himself as an athlete to watch at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.

The first stop was the 2006 IWBF Gold Cup, wheelchair basketball's world championships, where George was a member of the starting five and helped the team to a silver medal. Two months later, at the IPC Athletics World Championships, George pulled a clean sweep, winning the T53 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m races. He also helped the U.S. to a silver medal in the men's 4x100m relay, and his five medals were the most of any U.S. athlete at the event.

When the Beijing Games finally rolled around, George was ready to improve upon his two bronze medal performance from his last Paralympic appearance in Athens. George did not disappoint, winning gold in the 100m and silver in the 800m.

Read more at US Paralympics - http://www2.teamusa.org/Athletes/GE/Joshua-George.aspx