|Born|| June 17 1987,|
|Pro Career||– 2010|
|Competitor for United States|
|Ice sledge hockey|
|Gold||2010 Winter Paralympics||Tournament|
Salamone was born near Chernobyl, the site of a nuclear accident that took place 14 months prior to his birth. As a result, Salamone was born with deformed legs both of which were amputated at the Children’s Institute of Prosthetics in Moscow when he was only four months old. Orphaned, he was adopted by the Salamones, a couple from Buffalo, New York, and moved to the United States at the age of six.
Ice sledge hockeyEdit
Salamone was introduced to ice sports by the Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped (S.A.B.A.H.). He has been a member of the U.S. national sledge hockey team since 2003, twice representing his country at the Winter Paralympics.
At the 2006 Winter Paralympics in Turin, Italy, Salamone was part of the American team that won the bronze medal. The United States featured in Group B of the tournament and won two of their three group games; 3–0 against Japan and 6–1 over Sweden. A 1–2 defeat in the match against Germany meant the USA faced Group A winners Norway in the semi-finals. The team lost that match 2–4 but went on to beat Germany 4–3 in the bronze medal match.
As a part of the United States national team he won a bronze medal at the 2008 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, held in Marlborough, USA and won a gold medal at the 2009 Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
In 2010 he competed at his second Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, where USA won gold. They beat Japan 2-0 in the final. Salamone scored the first goal in the final and overall had four goals and four assists in five matches.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Alexi Salamone - January 2010. International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved on 11 May 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Alexi Salamone. United States Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
- ↑ Caple, Jim (25 March 2010). I am living, not just existing'. ESPN. Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
- ↑ Belanger, Joe. "U.S. players share indomitable spirit", 22 April 2011. Retrieved on 11 May 2011.
- ↑ Results Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games Ice Sledge Hockey Men. International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
- ↑ "U.S. sledge hockey team shuts out Japan for Paralympic gold", 20 March 2010. Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
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