Paul Nitz

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Paul Nitz
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  United States
Paralympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 4x100 metre relay - TW1-2
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 100 metres - TW2
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta 100 metres - T51
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 100 metres - T52

Paul Nitz is a paralympic athlete from the United States competing mainly in category T52 sprint events.


Paul has competed in four paralympics winning four paralympic gold medals. His first games came in 1992 where he was part of the American TW1-2 4x100m relay ream that set a new world record on the way to winning the gold medal and won the individual 100m in a new paralympic record as well as competing in the 200m and 400m. In his home games in 1996 he again competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m setting a new world record in the 100m to win his second gold medal at the distance. A third 100m gold came in 2000 Summer Paralympics where he also finished sixth in the 200m. His fourth games in 2004 Summer Paralympics were the first time Paul had been beaten in a Paralympic 100m final where he could only manage sixth, he also failed to make the final in both the 200m and 400m. [1]