TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPICS RECAP: DAY TWELVE

TOKYO, Japan— As the suns over the land of the rising sun’s Paralympics, the United States wrapped up action. Lets get to the highlights:

Daniel Romanchuk took home Team USA’s first ever medal in the marathon T54 placing bronze. It was his second Paralympic medal with a time of 1:29.05. Said Eomanchuk:

“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be here and represent the U.S. and thankful for everyone who helped me get to where I am. It’s been an interesting two years and I’m very happy with everything.”

The Men’s wheelchair basketball team showed incredible resilience as they fought late into the fourth quarter to defeat host country Japan, 64-60, and win the gold medal on Sunday afternoon at Ariake Arena. 

Team USA won back-to-back championships after taking gold in Rio 2016 and won their 10th overall Paralympic medal in program history. 

Team USA’s Brian Bell attempts to block Japan’s Takuya Furusawa (PHOTO CREDIT: Michael A. Clubine)

Team USA Captain Steve Serio (28 points, nine assists and four rebounds), all but announced his retirement from Paralympic play after the match, saying:

“This is more than likely going to be my last Paralympic Games. I can’t think of a better exclamation point on an incredible journey.”

The women’s sitting volleyball team defended their Paralympic championship title as they defeated rival China 3-1 in the gold medal match on Sunday, Team USA veteran Lora Webster collected her fifth Paralympic medal with the win. 

Members of Team USA Sitting Volleyball celebrate their Gold Medal match win versus China. September 5, 2021 (PHOTO CREDIT: Lev Radin)

Lets look at the FINAL medal count for the Tokyo 2020 Games:

FINAL MEDAL COUNT

CountryGSBTotal
1 China966051207
2 Great Britain413845124
3 United States373631104
4 RPC363349118
5 Netherlands25171759

That’s a wrap…on wrap-ups! Thanks fir reading! Soon we’ll be on our way to Beijing 2022! See you in six months! Have a great day(s)! Stay tuned!

THE BEST OF THE BEST: PHOTOS OF THE TOKYO 2020 PARALYMPIC GAMES

PHOTO CREDITS: MICHAEL A. CLUBINE, DANNY CHIN, LEV RADIN AND OIS)

2 comments

  1. Thank you for this report. I was really hoping espn would cover some events live. Would have loved to cheer our country on!!!

  2. Thank you for this report!!! Congratulations USA Men’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball!! And Daniel Tomamchuck!! Thank you for finally earning a medal for the USA in the marathon!!! Way to represent folks!!! Thank you!!! Wish we could have had some TV coverage of the events.

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