It’s a debate that comes up fiercely among sports fans: who are the best athletes of Paralympic Games in the world?
In this post, you will find best Paralympic athletes in history considering consistency, longevity and dominance.
Being born with Cerebral Palsy which impact his balance and coordination, still Stephen Miller represented Great Britain competing in field athletics for over 20 years. He had great honor gaining extensive medals including 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Medals from 6 Paralympic Games; 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals from 7 World Championships as well as 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze Medals from 6 European Championships. Miller was the Athletics Team Captain at the London Paralympics in 2012, and awarded the MBE for contribution to sport in the New Years honours in 2016. The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics can be his 7th Medal in Paralympic Games!
With 20 gold and 5 silver medals between 1980 and 2004 (of which, there are 15 Paralympic golds), Hess has grown to be an iconic figure in the pool and is the best Paralympic athletes ever.
Despite having cerebral palsy, Hess was a talented athlete in the pool, winning the second-highest medals in Paralympic swimming history. Obviously, Hess’ legacy will live on for long time into the future.
Mike Kenny is Britain’s most decorated swimmer and Paralympian.
From 1976 to 1988, Kenny won gold medals in 16 out of 17 events. Funny thing is, he only started swimming in 1971 as part of his rehab program for a spinal cord injury. And he became a legend.
He is a Paralympian compete mainly in wheelchair racing, table tennis and road cycling. He’s competed in every Paralympic Games in wheelchair racing. Plus, a bronze medal in cycling in 2004, 28 years after he won his very first Paralympic medal which makes him kind of a Paralympics legend