Saturday, Sept. 10

Medal Finishes

Five U.S. judokas took to the mats today. The bouts results in two bronze medals for Dartanyon Crockett and Christella Garcia. MORE.

Team USA won four gold and two silver medals, doubling its medal total from the previous two days of competition. Elizabeth Marks, Roy Perkins, Becca Meyers and Brad Snyder all won gold in their respective events, with Jessica Long and Tharon Drake swimming to silver. MORE.

Track & Field
Gianfranco Iannotta set the tone at Saturday’s morning session, capturing the United States’ first gold medal on the track as the team took home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the Olympic Stadium. MORE.

Other Results

Archery kicked off at the 2016 Paralympic Games today with 72 arrows of qualification for all divisions. Four U.S. archers made it into the top eight in their divisions, and at one point all three compound open men held onto the top three spots, taking turns sitting in first place for much of the day. The U.S. is poised well going into medal matches beginning tomorrow. MORE.

The U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team had a packed day of racing at the Rio Olympic Velodrome. Nine Americans were on the track today, led by retired U.S. Marine and first-time Paralympian Scott Martin. Martin, who celebrated his 35th birthday today, advanced to the bronze-medal final of the C4 4000-meter individual pursuit. MORE.

Men's Goalball
Team USA faced world champions Lithuania today in Rio de Janeiro at Future Arena. Following a win against China, the men came up short against Lithuania, 8-7. The U.S. men will face off next against Finland tomorrow. MORE.

Mark Barr and Chris Hammer each logged fourth-place finishes on Saturday morning as triathlon made its Paralympic Games debut at Copacabana Beach, while Krige Schabort finished fifth. Racing continues tomorrow with the Women’s Paralympic Triathlon. MORE.

U.S. Rower Blake Haxton finished second in today’s repechage to take one of two advancing spots. With Haxton advancing, as well as the U.S. legs, trunk and arms four with coxswain from Friday’s competition, Team USA will see two crews race towards medals in tomorrow’s finals. MORE

7-a-side Soccer
In today's prelim action the U.S. men's 7-a-side soccer fell to the Islamic Republic of Iran, 0-2. Team USA will face off against Argentina on Monday. MORE.

Team USA’s rifle athletes who competed today at the 2016 Paralympic Games may not have had the scores they were hoping for in R3 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1) and R4 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2), but these first-time Paralympians feel they’ve gained the experience to shine in their upcoming Prone Rifle matches. MORE.

Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team’s campaign to win gold at the Paralympics began with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-9 win against Iran on Saturday afternoon. MORE.

Table Tennis
U.S. athletes Tahl Leibovitz and Pam Fontaine competed in singles action today. Leibovitz advanced after winning both preliminary matches, but faltered in his third and quarterfinal round. Pam Fontaine lost her match in women’s singles. MORE.

Men's Wheelchair Basketball
The men's wheelchair basketball team handily notched its second third win in Rio today, defeating the Islamic Republic of Iran, 93-44. Team USA will play again on Sunday against Algeria. MORE.

Women's Wheelchair Basketball
U.S. women retained their perfect 3-0 record in pool play against China tonight, handily winning 70-36. The squad will continue action against The Netherlands tomorrow. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis

Team USA went 3-4 on the day with #2 seed David Wagner winning his match and the two first-time Paralympians on the women's team both moving on to the next round. MORE.