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James “Jim” Mastro

Athlete – Track & Field, Goalball, Judo, Wrestling
Inducted 2009

James “Jim” Mastro is a seven-time Paralympian and the first athlete to medal in four Paralympic sports, winning 10 medals overall, including five gold. Mastro was the first blind athlete selected for a U.S. Olympic Team (Greco-Roman wrestling alternate, 1976) and received the Medal of Courage from the United States National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2012, Mastro received a nomination for the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Class. Mastro was also the first blind person to earn a Ph.D. in Adapted Physical Education and is a professor at Bemidji State University. He is a former USABA board member and coordinator of the Showdown Program.