Junior Reporters Talk to 2016 Olympians and Paralympians
Get to know some of Team USA’s top triathletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games as they chat with youth and junior triathletes.
Worth More Than Gold
As Nicole Schmidt watched the Olympic triathlon last week from her home in Vienna, Virginia, she sat transfixed as Gwen Jorgensen, her favorite athlete — her idol — charged to the finish line. When Jorgensen raised the blue and green tape above her head in victory, Schmidt celebrated, too. “It was a powerful experience,” says the 16-year-old. “It showed me that incredible things are possible.”
Norman Nabs PT4 Gold, Seely Leads U.S. PT2 Sweep as Women's Triathlon Debuts in Paralympics
The U.S. Paralympic Women's Triathlon Team kicked off triathlon's Paralympic Games debut with gold, silver and bronze as Grace Norman claimed the first-ever gold medal in the women's PT4 sport class and Allysa Seely led Hailey Danisewicz and Melissa Stockwell in a PT2 sweep on Sunday at Copacabana Beach.
Gallery: 2016 Men's Paralympic Triathlon
Photos from the men's triathlon at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games.
Social in Rio: U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were full of milestones. The U.S. Triathlon Team made a big splash in the sport's debut, taking home a total of four medals and sweeping the podium in the women's PT2 sport class. Relive the action from Team USA's final training camp to its golden celebrations.
Follow the Action
Know when to tune into the triathlon events at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and how to follow all the action.
Wish Them Luck
Let the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Triathlon Teams know you’ll be cheering for them. Share your good luck message on social media and tag @usatriathlon.