COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - 2012 Paralympic gold medalist Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) has been nominated for an ESPY Award in the "Best Male Athlete With a Disability" category. The nomination, announced earlier today, puts Fabry in the running for this prestigious award from top sports network ESPN.
Fabry, who shoots a compound bow and had a breathtaking rise to the podium in London after an equipment failure that nearly eliminated him from competition, is one of 11 Paralympians nominated for an ESPY this year. Fabry's nomination is archery's first-ever nod in the ESPY nominations.
ESPY stands for "Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly," according to ESPN. Fans will determine the winners in all ESPY categories by voting online at ESPN.com/espys, or on the ESPN Mobile Web app.
The 2013 ESPYs will be televised live on ESPN, beginning at 6 pm PDT on July 17, and will be hosted by Jon Hamm at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. According to ESPN's website, "fans will relive the best plays, biggest upsets and most outstanding performances, and witness touching tributes such as the Arthur Ashe Award which will go to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts, and the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance."
Past ESPY winners have included LeBron James, Diana Taurasi, Bubba Watson, Lindsey Vonn, the San Francisco 49ers and Rafael Nadal, among others. More on the ESPYs can be found online at http://espn.go.com/espys/2013/.