David Prince

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Prince (right) at the 2012 Paralympics Men's 400m T44 victory ceremony.
David Prince
Medal record
Track and field (athletics)
Representing  United States
Paralympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Men's 400m T43/44
IPC Athletics World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2013 Lyon Men's 400m T44
Silver medal – second place 2013 Lyon Men's 200m T44

David Prince (born 10 September 1983) is a USA sprint runner who runs in the T44 class.[1] He was raised by missionary parents and traveled frequently, living for a while in Oaxaca, Mexico. He lost his right leg below the knee in a motorcycle accident in 2002.

Athletics career[edit]

In 2010, Prince won a gold medal at the U.S. Paralympic National Championship in the 400m event, a silver medal in the long jump and a bronze medal in the 200m event. In 2011, Prince won a gold medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games in the 200m and 400m events. In 2011 at the IPC World Championship, he won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m relay and a bronze medal in the 400m event. In 2011 U.S. at the Paralympic National Championship, he won a gold medal in the 200m and 400m events and a silver medal in the 100m race.[2]

Prince narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. In the 2012 Paralympic Games, Prince won an individual bronze medal in the 400 meter T43/44 event,[3] in a new world record time for his own T44 classification.[4]


  1. ^ David Prince, London 2012 Paralympics, retrieved 21 September 2012 
  2. ^ David Prince, Team USA, retrieved 21 September 2012 
  3. ^ Bensch, Bob (8 September 2012), Pistorius Wins 400 Meters for First Paralympics Individual Gold, Bloomberg News, retrieved 8 September 2012 
  4. ^ "London 2012 Paralympic Games - Athletics - Men's 400 m T44". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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