U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame, class of 2019

MEET THE CLASS OF 2019 INDUCTEES

The class of 2019 is comprised of nine individuals, one team, two legends, one coach and one special contributor, and together represents 12 different sports.

1998 Women’s Ice Hockey Team

The U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team’s gold medal at the Nagano 1998 Winter Olympic Games had a lasting impact; there were 28,000 girls and women who played ice hockey at the time, a number that has grown to 80,000 today.

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Apolo Anton Ohno

Short-track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno is the most decorated winter Olympian in U.S. history, winning eight medals over three Olympic Games.

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Candace Cable

Candace Cable participated in nine different Paralympic Games in three sports and was the first U.S. woman to win medals in both the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. She won eight gold medals and had 84 career first-place marathon finishes.

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Chris Waddell

Paralyzed from the waist down after a skiing accident, Chris Waddell went on to compete in seven Paralympic Games, winning 13 medals and becoming the most decorated male monoskier in U.S. history.

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Dara Torres

Dara Torres was nicknamed “Mom” by U.S. Olympic teammates at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games where at age 41 she set three American records in winning three silver medals.

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Erin Popovich

Swimmer Erin Popovich is a three-time Paralympian; 14 of her 19 Paralympic medals were golds. She is a two-time winner of the ESPY Award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

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John Carlos

John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s protest for racial equality has echoed throughout the sports world since the Mexico City 1968 Olympic Games.

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Lisa Leslie

A four-time Olympic gold medalist, Lisa Leslie owns 10 U.S. Olympic records, including most points in a game (35). Leslie was a three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player and two-time WNBA champion.

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Misty May-Treanor

Misty May-Treanor was a college star at indoor volleyball, then successfully transitioned to one of the best beach volleyball careers of all-time, teaming with Kerri Walsh Jennings to win three Olympic gold medals and retiring with a then-record 112 wins.

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Nastia Liukin

Daughter of two acclaimed gymnasts forged her own career, winning the women’s individual all-around gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where her five medals equaled the most ever in a single Olympics by an American female gymnast.

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Ron O’Brien

After narrowly missing qualifying for the Rome 1960 Olympic Games, Ron O’Brien became one of the sport’s finest coaches. His divers won 154 gold, 90 silver and 78 bronze medals in major Olympic, world, national, NCAA and Big Ten Conference diving championships in his first 25 years of coaching.

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Tim Nugent

Tim Nugent was known as the “Father of Accessibility” for his contributions to bringing equal rights for the disabled.

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