Sunday, Sept. 11

Podium Finishes:

The U.S. Paralympic Women's Triathlon Team kicked off triathlon's Paralympic Games debut with gold, silver and bronze as Grace Norman claimed the first-ever gold medal in the women's PT4 sport class and Allysa Seely led Hailey Danisewicz and Melissa Stockwell in a PT2 sweep on Sunday at Copacabana Beach. MORE.

In today’s rowing action, the U.S. legs, trunk and arms four with coxswain won silver, and Blake Haxton posted a fourth place finish in men’s singles. MORE.

The U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team collected its 13th medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Sunday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium as Colleen Young won bronze in the women’s SB13 100 breaststroke. Team USA now has six gold, five silver and two bronze medals through the first four days of competition. MORE.

Track & Field
It was a golden night on the track for the U.S. on Sunday as the team had its most successful performance of the competition thus far, bringing in seven medals, including three gold. Team USA matched the amount of medals won up until this evening, tallying their total to 14 on the fourth night at Olympic Stadium. MORE.

Other Results:

The U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team competed in just one event today, the mixed C1-5 750m team sprint, to wrap up the track portion of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The trio of Joe Berenyi (Oswego, Illinois), Chris Murphy (Rancho Cucamonga, California) and Jennifer Schuble (Homewood, Alabama) took fourth place in the event with a time of 51.708. MORE.

Equestrian competition got underway today for U.S. athletes. Angela Peavy finished sixth in the Team Test - Grade III competition riding Lancelot Warrior. U.S. teammate Sydney Collier finished ninth while riding Western Rose. Grade Ia competition will take place tomorrow. MORE.

Women’s Goalball
Two days after a loss to Brazil, the U.S. women’s goalball team took the court against reigning Paralympic champions, Japan. With a strong start, Paralympic veterans Jen Armbruster, Asya Miller and Amanda Dennis led Team USA to a 5-3 victory. MORE.

Men’s Goalball
The men’s goalball team notched an impressive win over Finland this evening, 6-2. Up next, Team USA will face Turkey tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. MORE.

Men’s Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball team played its most competitive match of the year, but came up short against Germany on Sunday, losing 20-25, 25-15, 25-10, 25-23, 15-10. MORE.

Michael Tagliapietra posted the highest finish for U.S. shooters thus far when he finished in 12th place today in P3 (Mixed 25m Pistol SH1) in Rio. The shooters of Team USA have the day off tomorrow and will resume action on Tuesday with the R5 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2) competition. MORE.

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball
The U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team continued its perfect pool play record, going 3-0, after edging out The Netherlands 60-50. Team USA will face Algeria on Monday to close out the preliminary round before advancing to the quarterfinals. MORE.

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball
The U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team came out fast and crisp against Algeria to keep its record perfect with a final score of 92-24. Team USA will go on to face Great Britain next tomorrow in the final round of pool play. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis
It was a busy day on the courts at the Olympic Tennis Center. Nick Taylor and David Wagner faced off against an Israeli team in the quad doubles semifinal, winning 2-0. In U.S. women’s doubles Baron and Kaiser fell in the quarterfinals against The Netherlands. Women’s doubles Dana Mathewson and Kaitlyn Verfuerth also lost to The Netherlands, 0-2. In singles action, Steve Baldwin lost 0-2 against his opponent from Spain; Jon Rydberg lost to his opponent from France, 0-2. In women’s singles action, Mathewson was defeated by van Koot from The Netherlands, and Shelby Baron was also defeated by de Groot from The Netherlands. Quad singles semifinals action featuring David Wagner takes place tomorrow. MORE.