THIS IS EPISODE 451 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
David Prince is a two-time United States Paralympic sprinter. Raised by missionary parents, Prince traveled frequently across the country and to Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2002, at the age of 18, he crashed his motorcycle, which resulted in having his leg amputated below the knee, as well as a traumatic head injury.
After seeing his life come crumbling down, Prince was able to turn that setback into a comeback, and he began training to become a sprinter. In 2010, Prince won a gold medal at the U.S. Paralympic National Championship in the 400-meter event, a silver medal in the long jump and a bronze medal in the 200m.
In 2011, Prince won a gold medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games in the 200m and 400m. In 2011 at the IPC World Championships, he won a silver medal in the 4×100 meter relay and a bronze medal in the 400m. Later that year at the Paralympic National Championship, he won gold medals in the 200m and 400m, and a silver medal in the 100m.
Prince narrowly missed qualifying for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, but four years later he achieved his goal of qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games, where he won an individual bronze medal in the 400m T43/44 event, in a new world-record time for his own T44 classification.
In 2016, he was back at the Paralympic Games in Rio, where he finished sixth in the 200m. In November 2019, the 36-year-old Prince won a bronze medal in Dubai at the 2019 World Championships in the 200m.
On this episode of the podcast, Prince shares how the accident that almost ruined his life brought him closer to God, and how recent trials in his life have helped him re-shape his focus on living for Christ in the midst of continuing his quest to compete in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
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