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Roderick Green

Volleyball

  • 2000
  • 2004

Position: Middle blocker
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Hometown/ Current residence: West Monroe, La/ Piedmont, Okla.
Birth year: 1979
College: Oklahoma Christian University, Physical Education, Nutrition, 2003
Nature of disability: Below the knee amputee, right leg
Joined Team: 2007

MOST NOTABLE

  • Has medaled at the Parapan American Games four times (1 Gold, 3x Silver)
  • Competed in the Sydney Paralympics  and Athens Paralympics in track and field
  • At the Sydney Paralympics, Rodney won Silver in the 200-meter dash, Bronze in the long jump and Bronze in the 400-meter dash

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2016 – ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup (6th Place)
2015 – Parapan American Games (Silver)
2014 – ParaVolley World Championships (10th Place)
2012 – Intercontinental Cup (8th place)
2011 – Parapan American Games (Silver); Continental Cup (8th place)
2010 – Sitting World Championships (10th place); Parapan American Championship (Silver); WOWD World Cup (5th place)
2009 – Parapan American Championship (Gold)
2007 – Parapan American Games (Silver)

DID YOU KNOW

  • Roderick was born with genetic fibula hemimelia. His leg was amputated below the knee when he was 2 years old
  • He played basketball for three years in college
  • He has six brothers and six sisters
  • Roderick met his wife, Katrin, at the 2004 Paralympics where they were both track athletes. Katrin was competing for Germany. Katrin won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and bronze in the 200-meter dash in 2012
  • The happiest moment of his life was helping deliver his daughter, Avayah, in 2013
  • Roderick founded a non-profit that raises money to cover the cost of medical care for amputees
  • His brother, Keith Earl, competed as a boxer from 1982-89
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The Oklahoman: Handicaps don’t deter Edmond Paralympic couple
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