Derrick Helton

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Derrick Helton
Date of birth 1985 (age 31–32)
Place of birth Tuscumbia, Missouri, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Medal record
Men's wheelchair rugby
Representing the  United States
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 2012 London Team competition
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Vancouver Team competition
U.S. National Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2011 Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2012 Team competition
American Zonals
Gold medal – first place 2009 Team competition
Gold medal – first place 2011 Team competition

Derrick Helton (born 1985) is an American Paralympic wheelchair rugby player from Tuscumbia, Missouri. In 2011 and 2012 he was a U.S. National Champion and won a gold medal and in 2010 he was awarded bronze at the same place. He also was a 2009 and 2011 American Zonals gold medalist and also won gold at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and bronze at the 2012 ones. In 2010 he was also awarded with the gold medal for his participation at the World championship.[1]


  1. ^ "Derrick Helton". Team USA. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved July 17, 2013.