While the pandemic threw a wrench in many U.S. team sports’ training camp schedules for the last year and a half, it certainly didn’t deter their performances at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in the end.
Here’s a look back at some of the Team USA squads that stole the headlines in Tokyo.
Women’s GoalballThe U.S. women’s goalball team won five of its seven matches in Tokyo, leaving the Games with a silver medal after losing to Turkey in the final and going one better than it did in Rio five years ago. It marked the women’s program’s seventh Paralympic medal, and the fourth for veteran play-ers Lisa Czechowski and Asya Miller. The dynamic duo, ages 42 and 41, respectively, were two of the four Team USA athletes in Tokyo competing at their sixth Games.