At the recently-concluded Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Team USA competed in a total of 241 events across 19 sport disciplines. The U.S. won a total of 37 gold, 36 silver and 31 bronze medals, and 129 athletes came home with […]
USA Men’s Goalball finishes fourth TOKYO, Japan (September 3, 2021) – Defending gold medalist Turkey proved too much to handle for the short-handed U.S. women’s goalball team in Friday’s final of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall […]
Athlete – Goalball
Reni Jackson was a member of the Men’s 1984 Paralympic Goalball Team that defeated Egypt and won gold in New York. Jackson played goalball for 15 years, competing in three Paralympic Games and three World Championships. In addition to playing on the court, Jackson briefly coached goalball in 2005. Jackson is also an advocate for adaptive sports; he has said that perseverance, confidence, self-respect, opportunities and health are the main benefits from sports for people who are blind and visually impaired.