Team USA Tracker: Para Athletics Grand Prix Grosseto

By U.S. Paralympics | June 07, 2019, 6:30 p.m. (ET)

David Brown, pictured at the Paralympic Games Rio 2016, will compete with Team USA at the 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. Susannah Scaroni is pictured above competing at the 2018 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Nottwil, Switzerland.

Fifteen athletes, including Paralympians David Brown and guide Jerome Avery, Deja Young, and Roderick Townsend will represent Team USA at the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy. Team USA will face top international talent in two days of competition from June 7-9 as major stop on the 2019 grand prix calendar. 

Follow along with Team USA in Italy:

U.S. Para track and field athletes won 21 total medals (15 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze) at the 2019 World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Grosseto, Italy.

Sunday. June 9

GOLD

  • David Brown – 200 (T11)
  • Josh Cinnamo – shot put (F46)
  • Jaleen Roberts – 200 (T37)
  • Deja Young – 200 (T46)
  • Jessica Heims – 200 (T64)
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Saturday, June 8

GOLD

  • David Brown – 100 (T11)
  • Jaleen Roberts – 100 (T37)
  • Deja Young – 100 (T46)
  • Jessica Heims – 100 (T64)
  • Lex Gillette – long jump (T11)


SILVER

  • Lex Gillette – 100 (T11)
  • Kym Crosby – 400 (T13)
  • Jaleen Roberts – long jump (T37)


BRONZE

  • William Paulk – shot put (F40)
  • Lacey Henderson – long jump (T63)


Top-10 finishes:
4th: Scout Bassett – 100 (T63), long jump (T63)
8th: William Paulk – javelin (F40)

Friday, June 7

GOLD

  • Kym Crosby – 400 (T13)
  • David Brown – 400 (T11)
  • Nick Rogers – 400 (T62)
  • Jeremy Campbell – discus (F64)
  • Jessica Heims – discus (F64) – World Record (34.18-meters)

SILVER

  • Justin Phongsavanh – javelin (F54)


Top-10 finishes:
7th: Regas Woods – long jump (T61)

 

Team USA athletes were in top form at the Carlo Zecchini Olympic stadium in Grosseto, Italy, taking home 21 medals, including 15 gold. Highlighting the performances were David Brown with a trio of wins in the 100, 200 and 400-meters T11 and Jessica Heims, who overthrew her own world record by two meters in the first round for a final mark of 34.18-meters. Several athletes made their debuts on the international podium this season, including Paralympian Lacey Henderson and newcomers Justin Phongsavanh and William Paulk. The next World Para Athletics Grand Prix heads to Africa in Tunis, Tunisia from June 28-30. Full results from Grosseto can be found here