Tuesday, Sept. 13

Podium Finishes:
Lightning struck for the second night in a row at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium courtesy of U.S. sprinter Michelle Konkoly as she forged her second gold medal of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Konkoly was one of six Americans to find their way to the medal stand Tuesday night and Team USA now has 24 total medals in the pool with 10 gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. MORE.

Track & Field

A seven-medal haul for Team USA included four trips to the top of the podium on Tuesday at Olympic Stadium as Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, Maryland), Ray Martin (Jersey City, New Jersey), Mikey Brannigan (Northport, New York) and Breanna Clark (Los Angeles, California) won gold on the sixth day of competition. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis
In the end it wasn't to be in David Wagner and Nick Taylor's quest for a fourth-straight Paralympic quad doubles gold medal. Up to this match, through four Paralympic Games the pair had yet to lose a match. Tonight the young Australian duo of Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson proved too strong, defeating the Americans 4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Wagner will play in the bronze medal match of the quad singles competition on Wednesday against South African Lucas Sithole. MORE.

McKenna Dahl made history today when she became the first woman to win a Paralympic medal in Shooting for the United States when she won bronze in the R5 (Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2) event at the Centro Nacional de Tiro Esportivo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MORE.

Other Results:

Today World Champion Eric Bennett and Michael Lukow took a shot at the recurve open men’s podium in Rio. Lukow, the U.S.’s first amputee soldier to compete in the Paralympics for archery, went out in the first round, while Bennett made it to the top eight in the quarterfinals. MORE.

Today in Para Dressage competition, the United States finally got to see their anchor rider, Rebecca Hart of Wellington, Florida, head down centerline to ride the Grade II Team Test. Hart did not disappoint and rode Margaret Duprey and Cherry Knoll Farm's Schroeter's Romani to USA's highest placing of 5th and highest percentage of 69.914%. MORE.

All three fleets on day two of the sailing competition were challenged with a long postponement and tricky weather conditions on Guanabara Bay. The Sonar and SKUD-18 classes were able to complete a race, while the 2.4mR contest was canceled due to lack of wind. The U.S. team of Rick DoerrHugh Freund and Brad Kendell finished in 9th and sit in 7th overall for the Sonar class. The U.S.'s Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon finished 6th and stand in 6th overall for the SKUD-18 class. MORE.

Wheelchair Fencing
First-time team member Lauryn DeLuca, age 17, opened in the category A women's épée today against Belarus' Aliona Halkina in pool play, falling short 3-5 in pool play. MORE.

Women's Goalball
U.S. Women’s Goalball is in second place with a 3-1 record in their group going into quarterfinals, which begin tomorrow. Team USA finished up preliminary play against Israel this morning in a 7-3 win. MORE.

Men's Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team will conclude its Paralympic journey on Friday after losing to Egypt 25-14, 25-9, 25-14 in the teams’ final match of pool play at the 2016 Paralympic Games. MORE.

Women's Basketball
The duo of U.S. Paralympians Rose Hollerman and Becca Murray combined for 52 points pacing Team USA into the semifinals against Great Britain on Thursday, September 15. MORE.