Friday, Sept. 9

wheelchair basketball

Medal Finishes


Team USA added three more medals at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in the Friday-night edition of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. McKenzie Coan (Clarkesville, Georgia) forged gold in the women’s S7 50m freestyle, Brad Snyder (Baltimore, Maryland) tied for silver in the men’s S11 100m backstroke and Jessica Long (Baltimore, Maryland) extended her Paralympic Games medal total to 19 with a bronze in the women’s S8 100m butterfly. MORE.

Track & Field

Sam Grewe won silver in the men’s high jump T42 on Friday evening in his Paralympic debut, while Tatyana McFadden opened her seven-event competition schedule with a silver in the women's 100-meter T54. MORE.

Two-time Paralympic Cyclist Joe Berenyi claimed his first medal of the Games by winning silver in the C3 3000m Individual Pursuit. Team USA now has five medals in cycling and looks to take home more tomorrow as nine American athletes compete in five medal events. MORE.

Other Results

Men's Goalball

U.S. men took on China this morning in their first game of preliminary play at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. They came away with their first win and will go to play three more preliminary games (vs. Lithuania, Finland and Turkey) before quarterfinals competition begins. MORE.

The U.S. LTA4+ won their heat and qualified for Sunday's final with the fastest time of the day. Three other U.S. crews — the men’s and women’s arms and shoulders single sculls and the trunk and arms mixed double sculls — also raced, but with only one crew advancing directly to the final, all three will race again Saturday with the chance to advance. MORE.


Tricia Downing finished in 19th place in P1 (Women’s 10m Air Pistol SH1) to become first woman pistol Paralympian for the United States. Marco DeLaRosa finished 25th, Michael Tagliapietra 30th and Shaun Tichenor 32nd. MORE.

Men's Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Paralympic Men's Volleyball Team battled the host country, but fell to Brazil, 25-14, 25-17, 25-14, on Friday in the opening match of the 2016 Paralympic Games. MORE.

Table Tennis

In his fifth Paralympic Games, Tahl Leibovitz played China's Lin Ma in men's singles but fell short in all three games. His next match in the preliminaries is tomorrow against Hungary's Dezso Berecki. MORE.

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball

For the second consecutive day of the Rio Paralympics, Team USA came out strong with four athletes scoring double points to defeat Germany, 77-52. The United States improved to 2-0 in pool play at the Rio Olympic Arena. The U.S. will play the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday at 2:45 p.m., in the Carioca 1 Arena. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis

In the first day of wheelchair tennis rounds, the U.S. athletes were busy with seven matches, winning all but one. David Wagner and Nic Taylor both went 2-0 in quad singles, while the women's doubles team of Dana Mathewson and Kaitlyn Verfuerth also went 2-0 while playing under the lights in center court. MORE.