Wednesday, Sept. 14

Podium Finishes:

In his Paralympic debut, U.S. Navy veteran and 2015 Parapan American Champion Andre Shelby conquered the brackets, climbing from a 12th place seed to the gold finish and Paralympic Champion title. MORE.

The U.S. cycling team collected an impressive nine medals (one gold, five silver, three bronze) on the first day of road events. Every member of the U.S. squad competed today, and Army veteran Shawn Morelli continued to shine in her Paralympic debut as she won her second gold of the Games, this time in the C4 time trial. MORE.

Three American swimmers collected hardware Wednesday night at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium courtesy of a gold-medal performance from McKenzie Coan, a silver-medal swim from Cortney Jordan and a bronze-medal finish from Tucker Dupree. The trio sent Team USA’s swimming medal count to 27 for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games with 11 gold, nine silver and seven bronze medals after the seventh day of competition. MORE.

Track & Field
Two new Paralympic champions were crowned at Olympic Stadium on Wednesday as Team USA added five medals to its tally, including two gold, and smashed a world record. The U.S. extended its medal count to 28 after seven days of competition in Rio. MORE.

Wheelchair Tennis
David Wagner won the bronze medal in the Quad singles competition with a dramatic comeback from a 5-1 deficit in the third set that included two match point opportunities for Lucas Sithole of South Africa. The most accomplished American tennis player in Paralympic history, Wagner now adds two more from Rio, including a silver medal won Tuesday night in Quad doubles with Nick Taylor. Wagner has seven total medals in four Paralympic Games including three gold, three silver, and one bronze. MORE.

Other Results:

7-a-Side Soccer

In their final game, Team USA faced off against Ireland with Drew Bremer scoring the first goal. Ireland tied it up before half time, but Seth Jahn notched the winning goal for a 7th-place final standing. MORE.

Grade IV and Ib Individual tests took center stage at the Deodoro Equestrian Center Wednesday. USA's Sydney Collier scored 67.655% in the second of two tests in Team competition. The U.S. will see its final two team representatives, Rebecca Hart and Margaret McIntosh, and individual, Roxanne Trunnell, in Thursday's Grade II and Ia Individual tests. MORE.

Women’s Goalball

Team USA faced off against Canada in women’s goalball tonight, winning 2-0. While six-time Paralympian Jen Armbruster scored both goals for the U.S., it was the women’s defense that helped seal the win. Up next, the U.S. Women advance to semifinals against Turkey tomorrow. MORE.

Men's Goalball
Though U.S. Men lost to Turkey on Monday in their final game of preliminary play, they had already secured a spot in the quarterfinals. U.S. Men’s Goalball earned its toughest win so far against Germany, 7-6, on Wednesday. The team will face Brazil tomorrow in the semifinals. MORE.


Rough water and wind made for some tough racing condition at the Lagoa Stadium as Team USA took to the for Paracanoe's Paralympic Games debut. On the day, two Americans would advance into Thursday's final. MORE.


Team USA made gains in two classes on Day 3, and remains firmly in the hunt for the podium. Rick DoerrHugh Freund and Brad Kendell (Sonar) had an excellent day of racing, with a 2, 3, 3 scoreline. Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon had finishes of 5, 6, 2 to move up to 5th place overall. Dee Smith had an up-and-down day in the 2.4mR, with scores of 8, 6, 1, his second race victory of the regatta. MORE.

Women's Sitting Volleyball
The U.S. Paralympic Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team cruised into the semifinals Wednesday morning, defeating Rwanda 25-10, 25-8 , 25-3 in the final match of pool play. MORE.

John Joss posted the highest finish for an American man in shooting at the 2016 Paralympic Games when he finished in fifth place today in the R6 (Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1) event on the final day of shooting competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MORE.

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball
Team USA had to come from behind for the first time in the Rio Paralympic Games in order to keep its medal chances alive. Co-captain and three-time U.S. Paralympian Steve Serio orchestrated a complete game on both ends of the court for the victory over the Netherlands, 70-37. Team USA now advances to semifinals. MORE.

Wheelchair Rugby
The Wheelchair Rugby competition began Wednesday at the 2016 Paralympic Games with the United States facing France. The U.S. came out victorious in the opener, 51-42. MORE.

Wheelchair Fencing

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Wheelchair Fencing

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