NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine (July 6. 2010) US Biathlon is proud to announce that 2010 Paralympic bronze medalist and Afghanistan war veteran, Andy Soule (Pearland, TX), has been nominated for an ESPN ESPY in the category of Best Male Athlete with a Physical Disability.
On the opening day of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, Andy came back from fifth place to win a bronze medal in the 2.4 km biathlon pursuit. This was not only the first U.S. medal of the Games, but also the first-ever medal for the U.S. Biathlon team (Olympic or Paralympic). In the 12.5 km biathlon event later in the Games, Andy shot perfectly hitting all 20 of his targets and finishing fourth.
“We are so pleased to see Andy nominated for the prestigious ESPY award,” said Max Cobb, US Biathlon’s executive director. “He’s a great athlete who has given so much for his country, he deserves this recognition.”
ESPY winners will be determined by popular vote. Biathlon fans can show their support and vote for Andy at espn.go.com/espys through July 10, 2010. Tune in to ESPN on July 14th at 9PM/ET to watch the ESPYs live.