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Tokyo Paralympians Win 16 Medals in Visually Impaired Categories

Posted September 15, 2021  Uncategorized

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 won by the U.S. women’s goalball team, judoka Ben Goodrich (St. Paul, Minn.), swimmer Colleen Young (St. Louis, Mo.), and track athletes Liza Corso (Newmarket, N.H.), Lex Gillette (Raleigh, N.C.) and Malone.

Taking home bronze medals were Pagonis, Young, and track athletes Kym Crosby (Yuba City, Calif.) and Isaac Jean-Paul (Evanston, Ill.). A complete list of results for Tokyo Paralympians with visual impairments can be found below:


Goalball

USA Women’s Team (Mindy Cook (Celina, Ohio), Lisa Czechowski (Boonton, N.J.), Amanda Dennis (Peachtree City, Ga.), Marybai Huking (Salt Lake City, Utah), Eliana Mason (Beaverton, Ore.) and Asya Miller (Portland, Ore.))

USA Men’s Team (Zach Buhler (Huntington, Ind.), John Kusku (Commerce Township, Mich.), Tyler Merren (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Matt Simpson (Atlanta, Ga.), Daryl Walker (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Calahan Young (Irwin, Pa.))


Judo

Ben Goodrich (St. Paul, Minn.)

Katie Davis (Sacramento, Calif.)

Maria Liana Mutia (Raleigh, N.C.)

Robert Tanaka (Denver, Colo.)


Paratriathlon

Brad Snyder (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Kyle Coon (Carbondale, Colo.)

Elizabeth Baker (Roswell, Ga.)

Amy Dixon (Pound Ridge, N.Y.)


Swimming

Anastasia Pagonis (Long Island, N.Y.)

Gia Pergolini (Atlanta, Ga.)

Colleen Young (St. Louis, Mo.)

David Abrahams (Havertown, Pa.)

Cailin Currie (Salem, Mass.)

McClain Hermes (Dacula, Ga.)

Makayla Nietzel (Crystal Lake, Ill.)

Martha Ruether (Allegany, N.Y.)


Track & Field

Noah Malone (Fishers, Ind.)

Liza Corso (Newmarket, N.H.)

Lex Gillette (Raleigh, N.C.)

Kym Crosby (Yuba City, Calif.)

Isaac Jean-Paul (Evanston, Ill.)

David Brown (St. Louis, Mo.)

Joel Gomez (Encinitas, Calif.)

Erin Kerkhoff (Coralville, Iowa)

Taylor Talbot (Ontario, Ore.)


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