Sharon Hedrick of U.S.A. set a world record for women’s 800-meter wheelchair race. Photo dated: August 12, 1984.


Sharon won the gold medal in the 800 m wheelchair race at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, setting world records both times.  She also won six gold, four silver, and two bronze medals as a Paralympian in athletics, swimming, and basketball.  Before she competed in the Olympics and Paralympics, Sharon was the first female  wheelchair athlete to enter and complete the Boston Marathon (1976).
Sharon is part of the delegation representing President Obama at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.  The games began on August 29.

Sharon Hedrick of U.S.A. set a world record for women’s 800-meter wheelchair race. Photo dated: August 12, 1984.

Sharon won the gold medal in the 800 m wheelchair race at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic games, setting world records both times.  She also won six gold, four silver, and two bronze medals as a Paralympian in athletics, swimming, and basketball.  Before she competed in the Olympics and Paralympics, Sharon was the first female  wheelchair athlete to enter and complete the Boston Marathon (1976).

Sharon is part of the delegation representing President Obama at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.  The games began on August 29.