Roy Perkins

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Roy Perkins
Roy Perkins Rio2016.jpg
Perkins at the 2016 Paralympics
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1990-05-09) May 9, 1990 (age 29)[1]
Washington, D.C., United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Weight140 lb (64 kg)[2]

Roy Perkins (born May 9, 1990) is an American paralympic swimmer who competes in the S5 classification. At the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, Perkins won one gold and one bronze medal.[2] At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, he won two silver and two bronze medals. At the 2016 Summer Paralympics he won one gold and one silver medal.[3]

Perkins was born without hands or feet and first learned to swim when he was 12 years old.[4] He attended The Bishop's School in San Diego and later Stanford University.[5] In 2006, the San Diego Hall of Champions named him its Challenged Athlete Star of the Year.[6]


  1. ^ "Roy Perkins". London 2012 Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Paralympics Profile: Roy Perkins". U.S. Paralympics. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  3. ^ Roy Perkins.
  4. ^ "Del Mar's Roy Perkins, Jr. to swim for Gold in London". Del Mar Times. 2012-06-21. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  5. ^ Eymer, Rick (2012-10-05). "Stanford Olympians have their day as life (sort of) returns to normal". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved 2013-06-27.
  6. ^ "2006 Challenged Athlete Star of the Year, Roy Perkins Jr". San Diego Hall of Champions. 2007-01-22. Archived from the original on 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-27.

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