Tony Volpentest

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Tony Volpentest
Medal record
Track and field (athletics)
Representing Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Paralympic Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1992 Barcelona 100 metres - TS2
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1992 Barcelona 200 metres - TS2
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1996 Atlanta 100 metres - T43-44
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1996 Atlanta 200 metres - T43-44
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1992 Barcelona 4x100 metre relay - TS2,4

Tony Volpentest is a paralympic athlete from the United States competing mainly in category T44 sprint events.

Tony competed at three paralympics for the United States team winning four gold medals and a silver medal. His first games were in the 1992 Summer Paralympics where he broke the world record in the 100m and 200m and was part of the United States 4 × 100 m relay team that finished 0.02 seconds behind the world record setting Australians. At the 1996 Summer Paralympics he again competed in the 100m and 200m and defended both titles with another world record in the 100m. At the 2000 Summer Paralympics he finished fourth in the 100m but was unable to finish the 200m heats. [1] Italian american, his great-grandparents came from Ripabottoni. [2]

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