Hall of Fame Alumni
National Hall of Fame
Greg Mannino is one of the top Paralympic athletes in the world. He was a member of the US Disabled Alpine Team from 1986-2001, a five-time Paralympic team member and he competed as a member of the 1988 US Olympic team in Calgary, Canada. At the age of 17, Greg was involved in an electrical accident resulting in an amputation above the knee, but he did not let that slow him down.
In 1986, Greg represented the US at the World Championships in Salen, Sweden winning 4 bronze medals in downhill, giant slalom, slalom and combined. In 1988, he joined the Olympic Team in Calgary, Canada taking the silver medal in giant slalom exhibition. He also joined the 1988 Paralympic Team winning silver medals in downhill and giant slalom. In 1988, he was also named the Colorado Amateur sports Association Athlete of the Year.
In 1990, Greg again represented the US Team at the World Championships winning bronze medals in downhill, giant slalom and slalom and combined. This earned him another Paralympic Team spot. Greg joined the 1992 Paralympic Team in Albertville, France, winning gold medals in downhill and Super G, and silver medals in giant slalom and slalom. In 1992, the International Olympic Committee changed winter and summer games to alternating years, which gave Greg the opportunity to joined the US Paralympic Team in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway where he earned gold medals in downhill and super G, and silver medals in giant slalom and slalom. Also in 1994, Greg competed through the International Ski Federation and achieved an unprecedented 61 point profile. Competing in the 1994 US Alpine National Championship in Winter Park, Colorado, Greg placed 24th overall in the able-bodied slalom event.
In 1995, Greg was inducted into Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Then, in 1998 earned his spot on the US Paralympic Team, representing the team in Nagano, Japan, where he won gold medals in downhill and super G, and a bronze medal in giant slalom. In 2000 Greg joined the World Championship Team and joined the 2002 World Paralympic Team. He was also inducted into the Class of 2007 National Disabled Ski Hall of Fame. Overall, Greg medaled 22 times in Paralympic and World Championship Alpine events, and was the first Paralympic athlete to be featured on the cover of Skiing Magazine.
Greg has remained highly involved with disabled sports. He is in private practice as a consultant for numerous manufacturers and clinics. He is a BOC Certified Prosthetist with over 25 years of clinical experience. Greg is also an ABC Certified Instructor and is currently volunteering with the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program, Disabled Veterans of America and works with Wounded Warrior Programs.
Greg continues to be a leader in the disabled sports arena. He utilizes the most current technology and helps develop products that allow other amputees to shatter any obstacles. Currently, Greg lives in Southwest Colorado with his family and dogs and enjoys exploring every square inch of the mountains.