Name: Jean Driscoll
Sport: Track and Field
DOB: 11/18/1966
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wis.
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
College: University of Illinois
Paralympic Experience
  • Four-time Paralympian (1988, 1992, 1996, 2000); 12-time Paralympic medalist (5 golds, 3 silvers, 4 bronzes)
  • Seoul 1988, gold (4x200-meter relay), silver (4x100 relay), bronze (200, 400)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (4x100 relay)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (10,000, marathon), silver (5,000), bronze (1,500)
  • Sydney 2000, gold (marathon), silver (1,500), bronze (5,000)
Personal: Born with spina bifida and began using a wheelchair at age 15...Competed in wheelchair basketball and track and field at the University of Illinois...Won the silver medal in the 800-meter wheelchair exhibition event at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992...Broke the world record in the 10,000 twice...Was one of seven Presidential Delegates appointed by George W. Bush for the Paralympic Games Beijing 2008...Served as an assistant dean at the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, and the executive director of development at North Carolina State University’s College of Design...Travels extensively to Ghana for charitable work with Rotary International...Author of autobiography, “Determined to Win."