Name: Shaquille Vance
Sport: Track and Field
Event: 100m, 200m, Shot Put
Current Residence: Chula Vista, Calif.
- 2012 Paralympic Games, silver (200m), 6th (shot put), 8th (100m)
- 2012 U.S. Paralympic National Championship, gold medal (100m), silver medal (200m)
- 2011 Parapan American Games, gold medal (100m)
- 2010 Endeavor Games, gold medal (100m)
Facts: A multi-sport standout for the Houston High School Hilltoppers, Vance was injured during a football game on April 1, 2009... Fifteen days later, his leg was amputated above the knee. With help from a Jackson, Miss. orthotics and prosthetics outfit, Vance learend to run again... After crushing the competition at the 2010 Endeavor Games in Edmond, Okla., Vance qualified for the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Resident Team and moved to Chula Vista, Calif... Trains under the tutelage of sprints coach Joaquim Cruz, the 1984 800-meter Olympic gold medalist from Brazil... Vance continues to improve through the program and will make his Games debut in London... Is expecting his first child in September.
US Para Track and Field