Paralympian Becca Meyers Wins Best Female Athlete with a Disability ESPY

Two-time Paralympian Becca Meyers was crowned Best Female Athlete with a Disability at the 25th ESPY Awards yesterday. This is the second time that she has won the award in 2015.

Meyers won the award for her performances at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, where she took home three gold medals (400 free S13, 100 fly S13, and 200 IM SM13) and one silver (100 free S13). Additionally, she owns one silver (200 IM SM13) and one bronze (100 free S13) from the 2012 London Paralympics.

Meyer swims under the S13 disability class, which is allocated to those with a visual impairment. She was born with Usher syndrome and has been deaf since birth and is losing her vision to Retinitis PIgmentosa (RP).

The night included top celebrities from both sports and entertaining where categories such as “Best Game,” “Best Team,” “Best Upset,” and more. Additionally, the 25th ESPYS include the three pillar awards – the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service. The 25th ESPYS is an example of ESPN’s ongoing commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was launched in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano.

More information and a complete list of winners can be found on ESPN.

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Author: Taylor Brien

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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