|Birth name||Sharon Rahn|
|Born||April 26, 1956|
Horsham, Pennsylvania, United States
|Alma mater||Hatboro-Horsham High School, University of Illinois|
|Occupation||Athlete; Wheelchair basketball instructor; Dietitian|
|Event(s)||800 meters Wheelchair, Wheelchair basketball, Swimming|
In 1980 Hedrick competed in the Paralympic Games for the first time as a wheelchair basketballer. The team gained the bronze medal. Hedricks did not compete in the 1984 team which failed to bring a medal home, but returned to win gold and then silver in the two subsequent games in Seoul 1988, and Barcelona 1992.
In 1984 Hedrick turned down a place on the Paralympic team  to become the first wheelchair athlete in the world to win a gold track medal at an Olympic Games by breaking the world record. She finished with a time of 2:15.73. She successfully defended this title at the following games in South Korea.
In 1977 Hedrick won the Top Female Athlete Award at the National Wheelchair Games. In 1985 she was presented with the Southland Olympia Award, which recognizes excellence in sport and the embodiment of the 'amateur ideal'. Hedrick was the first wheelchair athlete to be presented this award. Hedrick was awarded the Jack Gerhardt Outstanding Wheelchair Athlete Award in 1988. Also in 1988 Hedrick was the recipient of the Athlete of the Year Award from USOC.
Hedrick is married to Dr. Brad Hedrick, a basketball coach and Director of the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES) at the University of Illinois. Hedrick was coached by her husband in the USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball team in 1988 when the team won their first gold. They have one adopted son, Nathan.
Hedrick is now retired 
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