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Trischa Zorn
Trischa Zorn
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Zorn at the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games
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Disability classS12, SB12, SM12

Trischa Zorn (born June 1, 1964 in Orange, California)[1] is an American Paralympic swimmer. Blind from birth, she competed in Paralympic swimming (S12, SB12 and SM12 disability categories).[1] She is the most successful athlete in the history of the Paralympic Games, having won 55 medals (41 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze),[2] and was inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2012.[3] She took the Paralympic Oath for athletes at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta.[4]

Biography

Zorn studied at the University of Nebraska.

She competed in the 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004 Paralympic Games and won a combined total of 55 medals (41 gold, 9 silver, 5 bronze).[1][5][6] In the 1996 Games in Atlanta, she won more medals than any other athlete: two gold, three silver and three bronze. She had also topped the individual medal table at the 1992 Games in Barcelona,[1] with ten gold medals and two silver.[7] She had won seven gold medals during her first Games in 1980.[8]

Following the Athens Games in 2004, she had won 55 medals at the Paralympic Games, more than any other athlete, of any nationality. Of those, 41 were gold medals, 9 were silver and 5 were bronze.[2][9][10] After the Sydney Games in 2000, she also held eight world records in her disability category (50 m backstroke, 100 m backstroke, 200 m backstroke, 200 m individual medley, 400 m individual medley, 200 m breaststroke, 4×50 m medley relay, 4×50 m free relay).[11]

On 1 January 2005, Zorn was one of eight athletes honoured during New Year celebrations in Times Square in New York City. The other seven were Ian Thorpe of Australia, Nadia Com?neci of Romania, George Weah of Liberia, Françoise Mbango Etone of Cameroon, Gao Min of China, Félix Sánchez of the Dominican Republic and Bart Conner of the United States. The eight athletes were "centre stage during the festivities in the countdown leading up to ringing in the New Year".[2] In 2012, she was inducted into the International Paralympian Hall of Fame.[12]

Paralympic medals

The medals without relay races from 1980 Summer Paralympics to 1988 Summer Paralympics, are 46 (32, 9, 5) for IPC.[13] The relay team of United States, in the category of Zorn, won 5 gold and 1 silver in these three Paralympics. The question marks in the infobox refer however to 9 gold medals (not 5 gold and 1 silver medal), this is to confirm the total number of 55 (of which 41 gold), reported in many websites including that of the official IPC in another of his article.[8]

Paralympics Individual Team[14] Total
Gold medal-2008PG.svg Silver medal-2008PG.svg Bronze medal-2008PG.svg Gold medal-2008PG.svg Silver medal-2008PG.svg Bronze medal-2008PG.svg Gold medal-2008PG.svg Silver medal-2008PG.svg Bronze medal-2008PG.svg
1980 Arnhem 5 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0
1984 New York 5 0 0 1 1 0 6 1 0
1988 Seoul 10 0 0 2 0 0 12 0 0
1992 Barcelona 8 2 0 2 0 0 10 2 0
1996 Atlanta 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 3 3
2000 Sydney 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
2004 Athens 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 30 8 4 7 2 1 37 10 5

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Trischa Zorn's biography". sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Times Square Honors Athletes". sports-paralympic.netempire.de. 1 January 2005. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ Reid, Hannah. "Paralympic Hall of Famers". Around the Rings. Archived from the original on 2013-11-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Speakers of the Athletes' Oath Archived 2010-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, International Paralympic Committee
  5. ^ "China shine in Paralympic swimming" Archived 2012-10-02 at the Wayback Machine, People's Daily, September 26, 2004
  6. ^ "Top 10 Paralympians who inspire us ahead of Rio 2016". Disability Horizons. 2016-02-22. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Paralympic Summer Games -- Barcelona 1992" Archived 2008-09-06 at the Wayback Machine, official website of the 2008 Beijing Paralympics
  8. ^ a b "Trischa Zorn Wins Fifth Gold", The New York Times, June 23, 1984
  9. ^ "Great Paralympians Past and Present" Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine, About Olympics
  10. ^ "American Trischa Zorn Most Decorated Paralympian of All-Time With 55th Medal" Archived 2012-02-13 at the Wayback Machine, Swimming World Magazine, September 27, 2004.
  11. ^ "TRISCHA ZORN" Archived 2007-08-21 at the Wayback Machine, International Blind Sport Federation
  12. ^ "IPC Announces Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame Inductees". Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ "Multi-Medallists". paralympic.org. Archived from the original on 13 September 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ This medal (since 1988), is not counted in the profile of the athlete to the IPC website, because the Paralympics until 1988, in some cases, are not considered members of the relay.

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