Saturday, Sept. 17

Podium Finishes:

Sailing

With a victory in the final race of the event, U.S. Paralympic Team sailors Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund have won silver medals in the Sonar class, the three-person Paralympic keelboat. MORE.

Sitting Volleyball

The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team completed its historic Paralympic Games with the team’s first-ever gold medal on Saturday, defeating China 25-12, 25-12, 25-18. MORE.

Swimming

Team USA finished the swimming competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Saturday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium and took fourth overall in swimming medals after 10 days of competition. The 37-medal haul included 14 gold, 14 silver and nine bronze medals with a gold and silver crafted on the final day. MORE.

Track & Field

Team USA put the finishing touches on the track on Saturday, taking home three medals — one of each color — on the closing day of competition at Olympic Stadium. The U.S. heads into the final event, the men’s and women’s marathon T54, on Sunday with a total of 40 medals: 16 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze. MORE.

Men's Wheelchair Basketball

The U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team returned to the top of the podium at the Rio Paralympic Games claiming its eighth overall gold medal and the first since Seoul 1988 by defeating Spain in a defensive game, 68-52. It is also the first time since 1988 when both the U.S. men’s and women’s teams won gold medals, and the first time since 1996 when both teams medaled. MORE.


Other Results:

Archery

Lia Coryell and Jeff Fabry made history today as the first U.S. W1 mixed team to compete in the Paralympic Games after Lia became the first U.S. woman to compete in the W1 individual Paralympic archery event in eliminations this morning. MORE.

Cycling

The U.S. cycling team wrapped up competition at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games today. While U.S. athletes did not make any podiums on the final day of road competition, the team did have several strong finishes despite hot and windy conditions. MORE.


Wheelchair Rugby
There are storied rivalries in sport and in wheelchair rugby it's the U.S. and Canada. The two have played each other on dozens of stages with the outcomes going back and forth but today was the U.S.’s day, winning the 2016 Paralympic semifinal 60-55 over the Canadians. The win puts the U.S. through to the gold medal match on Sunday at 11:30 ET. MORE.

Wheelchair Fencing

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Wheelchair Fencing

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