Samuel Goldstein

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For the New Zealand rabbi, see Samuel Aaron Goldstein. For the 2006 Conservative Party of Canada candidate, see Sam Goldstein.

Samuel Hyman Goldstein (January 6, 1945 – January 15, 1977) was an American athlete and Paralympian.

He took two silver medals and one bronze in swimming at the 1964 Summer Paralympics, and one silver medal in table tennis at the 1964 Summer Paralympics.[1]

He died at the age of 32, of Guillain–Barré syndrome two months after receiving a swine flu inoculation. His wife Margaret and his six-year-old son Craig received a then record high settlement of $906,781.[2]

He was inducted to the Pennsylvania Wheelchair Hall of Fame in 1979.[3]

He was inducted into the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ Results for Goldstein from the International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Swine Flu Victim Gets Award, Reading Eagle, October 29, 1980.
  3. ^ Inductions, Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
  4. ^ [1], Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.