Roderick Townsend poses at the Team USA Tokyo 2020 Olympic shoot on November 23, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Following the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Minneapolis, 35 men were named to Team USA for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 this summer and are eager to show the world their skills when NBC plans to broadcast an unprecedented 1,200 hours of Paralympic coverage from Tokyo across its platforms.
The team features a mix of experienced veterans and Paralympic newcomers, several of whom set American and world records in Minneapolis. The roster includes nine Paralympic medalists from Rio, five of whom won gold the last time around, as well as 12 medalists from the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships, seven of whom won gold.
Some of the names headlining Team USA’s Tokyo medal prospects include David Blair, Michael Brannigan, David Brown, Noah Malone, Raymond Martin, Nick Mayhugh, Justin Phongsavanh, Daniel Romanchuk, Roderick Townsend and Hunter Woodhall.