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Rudy Garcia-Tolson

Four-Time Paralympian & Five-Time Medalist; People Magazine's “20 Teens Who Will Change the World"

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 Rudy Garcia-Tolson Biography

Since his first Paralympic Games in 2004 at the age of 16, Rudy Garcia-Tolson has become an ambassador for Paralympic sport. Born with multiple birth defects, including Pterygium Syndrom, a club foot, webbed fingers and a cleft lip and palate, Garcia-Tolson endured 15 surgeries by the age of five before telling his parents he'd rather have a double leg amputation.

By age 8, he had already become active in swimming, running and triathlons. At that age, he stated that he wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games and eight years later, he made good on his promise when he swam to gold at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

In 2008 Beijing Paralympics, when he was 20, he again won the gold medal in the 200 meter Individual Medley event, breaking his own SM7 world record twice in the process. He also won bronze medal in 100m breaststroke SB7.

At the 2012 Paralympics in London, he broke the SM7 world record in 200 meter Individual Medley heat. In the final, both he and Yevheniy Bohodayko swam faster still. Bohodayko touched the wall first; Garcia-Tolson won silver.

As part of 2012 Paralympics, Garcia-Tolson also qualified and competed on 100 meters and 200 meters track and field.

At the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Garcia-Tolson broke his PR (personal record) and gain back the AR (American Record) in 100m breaststroke SB7. In the 200meter Individual Medley again he broke his PR and won silver.

He has been featured on numerous media publications and television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and was named as one of People Magazine's “20 Teens Who Will Change the World.” Garcia-Tolson has won several awards, including the ESPN's ARETE Courage in Sports Award, Nike's Casey Martin Award and was nominated for an ESPY.

He continues to make an impact in his community through his work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and as a motivational speaker.

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Four-Time Paralympian & Five-Time Medalist; People Magazine's “20 Teens Who Will Change the World"

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Rudy Garcia-Tolson Biography

Since his first Paralympic Games in 2004 at the age of 16, Rudy Garcia-Tolson has become an ambassador for Paralympic sport. Born with multiple birth defects, including Pterygium Syndrom, a club foot, webbed fingers and a cleft lip and palate, Garcia-Tolson endured 15 surgeries by the age of five before telling his parents he'd rather have a double leg amputation.

By age 8, he had already become active in swimming, running and triathlons. At that age, he stated that he wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games and eight years later, he made good on his promise when he swam to gold at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

In 2008 Beijing Paralympics, when he was 20, he again won the gold medal in the 200 meter Individual Medley event, breaking his own SM7 world record twice in the process. He also won bronze medal in 100m breaststroke SB7.

At the 2012 Paralympics in London, he broke the SM7 world record in 200 meter Individual Medley heat. In the final, both he and Yevheniy Bohodayko swam faster still. Bohodayko touched the wall first; Garcia-Tolson won silver.

As part of 2012 Paralympics, Garcia-Tolson also qualified and competed on 100 meters and 200 meters track and field.

At the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Garcia-Tolson broke his PR (personal record) and gain back the AR (American Record) in 100m breaststroke SB7. In the 200meter Individual Medley again he broke his PR and won silver.

He has been featured on numerous media publications and television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and was named as one of People Magazine's “20 Teens Who Will Change the World.” Garcia-Tolson has won several awards, including the ESPN's ARETE Courage in Sports Award, Nike's Casey Martin Award and was nominated for an ESPY.

He continues to make an impact in his community through his work with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) and as a motivational speaker.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson Videos

  • Hometown Hero: Rudy Garcia-Tolson Has Eyes Set on 2021 ...
    Jul 29, 2020 ... For Riverside native Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the 2020 Paralympic Games brought him out of retirement with a chance to continue his...
  • Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a gold Medalist in the Paralympic Games,...
    By age 15, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a double above-knee amputee, had won a Gold medal in the Paralympic Games breaking world records in swimming. Host...
  • Meet Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Paralympic Swimmer
    Get to know U.S. Paralympic swimmer Rudy Garcia Tolson as he journeys to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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  • How to book Rudy Garcia-Tolson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rudy Garcia-Tolson for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Rudy Garcia-Tolson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rudy Garcia-Tolson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rudy Garcia-Tolson?

    Booking fees for Rudy Garcia-Tolson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rudy Garcia-Tolson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rudy Garcia-Tolson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rudy Garcia-Tolson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rudy Garcia-Tolson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rudy Garcia-Tolson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rudy Garcia-Tolson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rudy Garcia-Tolson for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rudy Garcia-Tolson generally travels from Brooklyn, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jessica Long, Melissa Stockwell, Tatyana McFadden, Jim Abbott and John Register. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rudy Garcia-Tolson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rudy Garcia-Tolson Speaker Videos

  • Hometown Hero: Rudy Garcia-Tolson Has Eyes Set on 2021 ...
    Jul 29, 2020 ... For Riverside native Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the 2020 Paralympic Games brought him out of retirement with a chance to continue his success in ...
    Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a gold Medalist in the Paralympic Games, guest-stars.
    By age 15, Rudy Garcia-Tolson, a double above-knee amputee, had won a Gold medal in the Paralympic Games breaking world records in swimming. Host Timothy Clarke chats with Rudy to learn what makes...
  • Meet Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Paralympic Swimmer
    Get to know U.S. Paralympic swimmer Rudy Garcia Tolson as he journeys to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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