Friday, Sept. 16

Podium Finishes:

Cycling

The U.S. picked up three more medals today, pushing the team total to 13 in the road competition, which exceeds the number of American road medals won at the London 2012 Paralympic Games by one. Leading the charge for the Americans today was first-time Paralympian Jamie Whitmore, who won gold for the U.S. in the women’s C1-3 road race. MORE.

Men's Goalball

The U.S. Men’s Goalball team entered this tournament drawn in arguably the most difficult group of the tournament, full of medal contenders. At the end of the tournament, Team USA finishes the tournament with a silver medal, hopeful about the future. MORE.


Women's Goalball

Team USA took the lead from the beginning of the bronze medal final, scoring on a Brazilian long ball penalty. Minutes later, Jen Armbruster pitched the goalball past Brazil’s right wing to extend their lead, 2-0. Brazil answered by popping the ball over Armbruster to get on the board. At the half, the score was 2-1. Brazil allowed one more penalty shot before they were able to score their second even strength goal to make the score 3-2 with 3 minutes left in the game. MORE.


Swimming

Team USA left the Olympic Aquatics Stadium Friday night with five medals on the day thanks to individual performances from McKenzie Coan, Cortney Jordan, Rebecca Meyers and Hannah Aspden. The fifth and final medal of the night came from a bronze-medal effort in the women’s 4x100 34 pt. medley relay, which consisted of Aspden, Army Sgt. Elizabeth Marks, Lizzi Smith and Michelle Konkoly. MORE.

Track & Field

Four more medals poured in for Team USA on Friday at Olympic Stadium, highlighted by three gold-medal performances and a world record. MORE.

Women's Wheelchair Basketball

The U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team reclaimed its position on top of the podium for its third gold medal in the last four Paralympic Games by defeating Germany, 62-45, the London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medalists. The United States won is fourth overall gold medal in women’s wheelchair basketball, and leads the overall medal count with eight medals, next to Germany’s seven. MORE.


Other Results:

Archery

As the compound open women and W1 men took to the eliminations venue for the 2016 Paralympic Games today, Samantha Tucker and four-time Paralympian and 2012 Champion Jeff Fabry faced early elimination in their first matches. MORE.

Equestrian

In the final day of competition, Rebecca Hart scored a 67.650% in the Grade II Freestyle. MORE.


Sailing

In the Sonar, Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund maintained their position in 2nd place overall for the third consecutive day, but after submitting a 10, 8 scoreline on Day 5 face an intense battle for the podium on Saturday. Dee Smith sailed well with finishes of 1st and 5th. He remained in 4th overall and will enter Saturday 2 points away from 3rd. Despite a solid 4th place finish in Race 10, the SKUD-18 team was eliminated from medal contention on Friday. MORE.

Men's Sitting Volleyball

The U.S. Men finished their 2016 Paralympic campaign with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 loss to China on Friday afternoon, finishing eighth in the tournament. MORE.

Wheelchair Rugby

The United States, current No. 1 in the world faced Japan, the current No. 3 in IWRF rankings for a showdown at Carioca 1 Friday. The last game of pool play for both countries at the 2016 Paralympic Games ended with the U.S. remaining undefeated thus far here in Rio with a 57-56 overtime victory. MORE.