Best Paralympic Athletes In History (Part 2)

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Tanni Grey-Thompson is most famous British Paralympian. After a modest begin to her wheelchair racing career at the 1988 Paralympic Games, where she got just one bronze medal, this talented athlete with spina bifida won 4 gold medals in ’92, ’96, 4 medals in ’00, and 2 medals in ’04. All of them makes a grand total of 11 gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m distance.

Jonas Jacobsson
Swedish Paralympian, Jacobsson, cannot be overlooked mostly because while he won 16 Paralympic golds medals in shooting.
Despite winning 30 medals in Paralympic between 1980 and 2012, shooting is considered as a sport conducive to longevity.
However, if that were true about longevity, surely there must be other Paralympic shooters appeared on the list? Well, there isn’t any. Jacobsson ruled his sport during over three decades and remarkably hit his peak after the millennium.
He is, no doubt, one of the most talented Paralympic athletes ever.

Reinhild Möller
Easily one of the best and the most important athletes in Paralympic history, Möller is the only alpine skier won impressively 19 Paralympic medals and four Paralympic medals in athletics. In fact, between 1980 and 2006 she won an impressive number of 23 medals.

Möller is a key model in the progression of Paralympic sports as she was the first athlete with a disability to be awarded a $1 million sponsorship contract.

Roberto Marson
Marson was an Italian multisport athlete who competed successfully at 4 Summer Paralympics between 1964 and 1976, winning an impressive total of 26 Paralympic medals.

Despite losing legs in a tree-chopping accident, the Italian athletes took part in competing in fencing, swimming and athletics at the 1964 Paralympics, breaking a world record of 24.2 metres in the male javelin C Class.

He passed away in 2011 and in 2012 his name was written in the International Paralympian Hall of Fame.