Eight Of The Best Photos From The Parapan American Games Toronto 2015

By Melissa Zhang | July 30, 2019, 12:44 p.m. (ET)

As American athletes get ready for the Parapan American Games Lima 2019, take a look back at some of the photos from the last edition of the Games, four years ago at Toronto 2015. The U.S. delegation included 239 American athletes who competed in 14 of the 15 sports on the competition schedule. Team USA athletes won a total of 135 medals with 40 golds, 51 silvers and 44 bronzes to finish third in the medal standings, marking the most medals ever won by the United States at a Parapan American Games. See below for eight photos of the action from Toronto:   

Para swimmer Roderick Sewell competing on behalf of the United States.
Swimmer Roderick Sewell (San Diego, Calif.) competing on behalf of the United States. Sewell earned a bronze medal in the SB6 100-meter breaststroke in Toronto. 

Ryan Boyle crosses the finish line at the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015.
Road cyclist Ryan Boyle (Monroe, Conn.) crosses the finish line at the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015. Boyle won two medals, earning silver in the T1-2 mixed road race and bronze in the T1-2 mixed time trial.

Para judo athlete Myles Porter competes at the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015.
Para judo athlete Myles Porter (Colorado Springs, Colo.) competes on behalf of the United States. Porter claimed silver in the half-heavyweight (100 kg.) category in Toronto, as U.S. judo athletes earned a total of four medals at the event. 

Steve Serio and members of the U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team competing against Canada.
Members of the U.S. women's wheelchair basketball team high-fiving one another before a competition. Team USA won gold in both men's and women's wheelchair basketball, and will look to defend those titles in Lima. 

Matt Stutzman competing in para archery on behalf of the United States.
Matt Stutzman (Kalona, Iowa) competing in para archery on behalf of the United States. Stutzman claimed silver in men's compound at the 2015 Parapan American Games, as American archers topped the medal chart with a total of eight medals.

Sprinter Jack Briggs competing at the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015.
Ivonne Mosquera-Schmidt running with her guide, Joaquim Cruz at the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015. Cruz, a 1984 Olympic gold and 1986 silver medalist for Brazil, and Mosquera-Schmidt competed in the women’s 1500m T11 race together.

The men's goalball team competing at the Parapan American Games 2015.
The U.S. men's goalball team in competition. Both American goalball teams won silver in Toronto, as Brazil took gold and Canada claimed bronze.

A shot of the fireworks at the closing ceremony from the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.
A shot of the fireworks going off at the closing ceremony of the Parapan American Games Toronto 2015.