Warrior Games Profile - Gideon Connelly

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(Editor's Note: From September 28 to October 4, more than 40 athletes representing the Air Force will be in Colorado Springs competing in the 2014 Warrior Games. This is a profile of one of those athletes, providing a behind-the-scenes look at who they are and the sport they represent. Note: Some profile information in the graphics may be outdated due to recent birthdays or events. The most current player information is below.)


Name: Senior Airman Gideon Connelly

Team: Warrior Games
Sports: Track and Field
DOB: 19 Aug 89
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD Hometown: Baltimore, MD Current Residence: Dundalk, MD Injury: Below Knee Amputation

Personal Profile:

SrA Gideon Connelly joined the Air National Guard in 2008 as an Aircraft Mechanic. In 2011, SrA Connelly was involved in a motorcycle accident where he lost his left leg below the knee. He rehabilitated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. Connelly was returned to duty and currently serves at the 175th Maintenance Squadron. Connelly takes part in many of the adaptive sports events and his main love is sprinting. He is training to be a part of the Paralympic track and field team for the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Personal/Professional Achievements:

Complete the Air Force Wounded Warrior Mentor Program Mentor for Air Force Wounded Warrior Track and Field