Clear88° FULL FORECASTClear88° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa's Declan Farmer wins best male athlete with a disability ESPY

Tampa's Declan Farmer, the leading scorer for the gold-medal-winning U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team, won the best male athlete with a disability award at ESPN's ESPYs ceremony Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Farmer, 16, led the Americans with three goals and five points in March at Sochi, Russia. A junior at Berkeley Prep in the fall, Farmer scored twice and had an assist in a 3-0 win over Canada that put the United States in the gold-medal game. The Americans beat Russia 1-0 to become the first sled hockey team to win back-to-back golds.

Farmer was born a bilateral amputee, one leg above the knee, the other below. He walks with prosthetics.

He discovered sled hockey eight years ago at a clinic in Clearwater. In 2012 he made the national team as a 14-year-old and held his own skating against players in their 20s and 30s.

Tampa's Declan Farmer wins best male athlete with a disability ESPY 07/16/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:34pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2016 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...