Scott Winkler

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This article is about the track and field athlete. For the ice hockey player with the same name, see Scott Winkler (ice hockey).

Scott Winkler is an American Paralympic track and field athlete who competes in men's shot put.

Winkler is a United States Army veteran who was paralyzed below the chest in Tikrit, Iraq in 2003 after he fell off a truck while holding 50 pounds of ammunition.[1][2][3]

He won a gold medal and set a new world record mark for class F54 with a throw of 10.23 metres and 1053 points while competing in the men's shot put at the 2007 Para Pan American Games.[4][5]

He also competed for Team USA at the 2008 Summer Paralympics where he placed fifth in the shot put F55/56 event.

The documentary film Warrior Champions: From Baghdad to Beijing features Winkler's individual story as he trained to try for a berth on the 2008 U.S. Paralympic team.[6]