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Tokyo Paralympians Win 16 Medals in Visually Impaired Categories


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 hardware. This year's team consisted of 242 athletes, including 37 with visual impairments and six guides. In sports and categories for athletes with visual impairments, Team USA captured 16 medals, including four gold, seven silver and five bronze. Gold medalists were triathlete Brad Snyder (St. Petersburg, Fla.), swimmers Anastasia Pagonis (Long Island, N.Y.) and Gia Pergolini (Atlanta, Ga.), and track athlete Noah Malone (Fishers, Ind.). Silver medals were…  Read More

USA WOMEN’S GOALBALL TEAM OPENS TOKYO WITH WIN OVER BRAZIL

Rematch of Rio 2016 bronze medal game once again goes in U.S. favor TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 25, 2021) – Picking right up where they left off five years ago, the USA Women’s Goalball Team opened the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a 6-4 victory over Brazil. The game was a rematch of the bronze-medal contest at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, where the American squad also prevailed, 3-2. Five of the six members of the U.S. team in Tokyo were part of that bronze-medal winning Rio squad, so the familiarity with their opponent was instrumental. “It’s to our advantage to have…  Read More

Visionary Sponsorship: Hyperice Partners with Blind Athletes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsxw6DYc2Mo Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 4, 2021) -- The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) announced today that Hyperice, the industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression and thermal technology, has officially signed a two-year sponsorship deal as the Official Recovery Technology Partner of USA Goalball, the USA Blind Soccer Developmental Program and the USABA. With a full slate of international goalball competition and a blind soccer development camp scheduled over the coming weeks, the timing is ideal. “The commitment from a world-class brand like Hyperice to support our blind athletes’ recovery and…  Read More

USA Goalball Teams Capture Gold and Silver at Trakai Tournament


The USA Men's and Women's Goalball teams pose on the court with their medals and trophies at the Trakai Tournament in Lithuania. Left to right are Lisa Czechowski, Matt Simpson, Asya Miller, Daryl Walker, Eliana Mason, Calahan Young, Mindy Cook, Tyler Merren, Amanda Dennis and Marybai Huking. (Trakai, Lithuania) -- With just 93 days until the Paralympic flame is lit in Tokyo, the USA Men's and Women's Goalball teams are serving notice that they look to repeat their podium finishes from five years ago in Rio. The USA Men's 1 team defeated defending Paralympic champion Lithuania on their home court…  Read More

Legally Blind Designer Mike Jones Lends Expertise to USABA’s 45-for-45 Series


Are you enjoying USABA's new 45-for-45 series that launched last month? Now meet the graphic designer behind the series...Mike Jones. Mike has slowly been losing his vision due to retinitis pigmentosa but uses assistive technology to create his amazing work. Watch Mike's interview with CBS Denver.  Read More

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