Name: Candace Cable
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Paralympic Experience
  • Nine-time Paralympian (1980, 1988, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006) , 12-time Paralympic medalist (8 golds, 2 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Arnhem 1980, track and field, gold (200-meter, 400), silver (4x60 relay)
  • Seoul 1988, track and field, gold (800, 1500, marathon, 4x200, 4x400)
  • Barcelona 1992, track and field, gold (4x100)
  • Albertville 1992, alpine skiing silver (slalom), bronze (downhill, giant slalom)
  • Lillehammer 1994, Nordic skiing
  • Atlanta 1996, track and field
  • Nagano 1998, Nordic skiing
  • Salt Lake City 2002, Nordic skiing
  • Torino 2006, Nordic skiing
Personal: A native of Southern California, Cable has been at the forefront of the adaptive sport movement since she first became acquainted with the sport of wheelchair racing in the late 1970s… Is a freelance writer, contributing to the U.S. Adaptive Nordic Skiing instruction manual, the UNICEF Inclusive Education booklet, Understanding Disability programs, a lifestyle blog and various media outlets… Winner of the first four Los Angeles marathons… Previously served as vice president of the U.S. International Council on Disability... Was the athlete services coordinator for the Paralympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010… Served on the USOPC’s Athlete Advisory Council from 2012-2016.