Paralympic gold medalist Jeff Fabry (Tulare, Calif.) has been nominated for an ESPY Award in the "Best Male Athlete With a Disability" category. The nomination puts Fabry in the running for this prestigious award from top sports network ESPN.
Fabry, who shoots a compound bow and had a breathtaking rise to the podium in London after an equipment failure that nearly eliminated him from competition, is one of 11 Paralympians nominated for an ESPY this year. Fabry's nomination is archery's first-ever nod in the ESPY nominations.
ESPY stands for "Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly," according to ESPN. Fans will determine the winners in all ESPY categories by voting online at ESPN.com/espys, or on the ESPN Mobile Web app. Voting ends July 17, 9 p.m. ET, just before the ESPY's are broadcast live on ESPN. The awards show airs when voting ends, also at 9 p.m. ET on July 17.
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