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Meet the Athletes
The Armless Archer has been redefining norms since he was born. He jumped into the international spotlight taking silver at the Paralympic Games London 2012. Heading into his third Paralympic Games, the father of three is hoping to improve on his silver in the men’s individual compound in 2012.More
2016 Paralympian Femita Ayanbeku is looking to make her second Paralympic team in the 100m and 200m. Off the track, she is president and founder of a non-profit organization, Limb-it-less Creations Inc., dedicated to creating awareness and providing support to the amputee community.More
What is U.S. Paralympics?
U.S. Paralympics, a division of the nonprofit USOPC, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic Movement and promoting excellence in the lives of people with disabilities, including physical disabilities and visual impairments.
Since its formation in 2001, U.S. Paralympics has been inspiring Americans to achieve their dreams. Through relationships with hundreds of organizations across the country including National Governing Bodies, High Performance Management Organizations and adaptive sports organizations, U.S. Paralympics is making a difference in the lives of thousands of people with Paralympic-eligible impairments.
The USOPC is recognized as the National Paralympic Committee in the United States, as recognized by the International Paralympic Committee, and is one of only four organizations in the world to manage both Olympic and Paralympic sport at the national level – and the first to include the distinction in its official name and marks. U.S. Paralympics is responsible for elite sports programming including sending the U.S. Paralympic Team to the summer and winter Paralympic Games.
The IPC is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC’s primary responsibilities are to support our 200 plus members develop Para sport and advocate social inclusion, ensure the successful delivery and organization of the Paralympic Games and act as the international federation for 10 Para sports. For more information on the IPC, please click here.
Paralympic Sport Development
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Paralympic Trials & Games
The U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for cycling, swimming and track and field will take place June 17-20, 2021 in Minneapolis. The multi-sport trials will feature three days of competition followed by an announcement of who will represent Team USA at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The trials will feature more than 250 athletes competing in cycling, swimming and track and field at venues around the greater Minneapolis area, including the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota, McKnight Stadium at Breck School and cycling will take place near downtown Minneapolis.
Meet the athletes who have qualified for the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.