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Peter Tainer - U.S. Paralympics High School All-American

posted Sep 7, 2011, 3:33 PM by Beth Allen   [ updated Sep 9, 2011, 4:15 PM by bcps web ]

Official press release from Cathy Sellers, the U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High Performance Director.

Peter Tainer, a senior at Lord Botetourt, is recognized as a member of this team in the 400m dash with a qualifying time of 1:01.26! Peter is classified as a T43, a double below the knee amputee. In this classification he is currentl
y ranked #6 in the world in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Rankings for the 400m event. Fresh of a week of training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA, Peter is now a Paralympic hopeful for the London 2012 Games, which are less than a year away. This year Peter will be working on meeting the London "A" team standards as well as the U.S. National "A" and "B" team standards to secure a spot on the U.S. Team. Attached is the official press release as well as the IPC Ranking document.

This press release can also be found on the U.S. Paralympic website at

courtesy-Peter Walton, LBHS Track & Field Coach