Below-knee amputee Amy Palmiero-Winters — who won a 2010 ESPY Award declaring her the world’s top female athlete with a disability — is suing her gym after they refused to return equipment she bought to train at the facility, according to a new lawsuit.
The professional athlete asked the gym’s owner to let her pick up her equipment, but he allegedly refused, the Nassau Supreme Court filing states.
“Ms. Palmiero-Winters’ continued exercise regimen is critical to her success as a professional athlete, mentor, and role model to other amputees as well as her own physical and emotional well-being,” wrote her attorney Norm Steiner in the suit. Read the stories from the NY Post & News12 / Long Island.