Best athlete with a disability espy award

The Best Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Outstanding Athlete with a Disability ESPY Award, was presented annually between 2002 and 2004 athlete with a physical disability, irrespective of gender, nationality, or sport contested, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. The award was bifurcated by gender in 2005, since which year Best Female and a Best Male Athlete with a Disability ESPY Awards have been presented.

Over the three years of the award, its voting panel was composed variously of fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities. The ESPY Awards ceremony is conducted in June and awards conferred reflected performance and achievement over the twelve months previous to presentation.[1]

List of winners

Year Sportsperson Nation represented Sport(s) contested
2002 Erik Weihenmayer  United States Mountain climbing
2003 Marlon Shirley  United States Track and field
2004 Kyle Maynard  United States Freestyle wrestling

See also



  • Enumeration of past winners from
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