Hometown: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Amanda McGrory is a very accomplished young athlete who competes in wheelchair basketball and track. In her teens she became the second best female junior wheelchair racer in the country. And now as a world champion, she has won several medals and awards in national marathons as well as abroad. In 2003 Amanda competed in the Australian Junior National Games for the Disabled and won five gold medals and two silver medals, breaking two Australian national records.
In September of 2006 she won gold in the 800m and silver in the 400m in the women's T53 division of the IPC World Championships in Assen, The Netherlands. Two months later she won the women's wheelchair division of the ING New York City Marathon. In 2007 Amanda won gold medals in two major marathons in Oensingen, Switzerland and Chicago. In basketball, she has helped the University of Illinois win the last two NCAA wheelchair basketball championships.
At the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing Amanda won four medals. She won a gold medal in the women's 5000m T54, a silver medal in the women's marathon, a bronze medal in the women's 4x100m relay T53/T54 and a bronze medal in the women's 800m T53.
Amanda says she likes Supracor cushions because "they're great for the active lifestyle I lead. They're portable, lightweight and easy to clean. I love how the entire thing, cushion and cover, is machine washable. They're also durable. Mine has lasted through years of abuse! The honeycomb material is extremely comfortable, but still supportive enough that I seldom lose my balance."