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C-U and Illini athletes cleaned up at the Paralympic Games

The 2020 Paralympic Games in Toyko wrapped up this weekend, and athletes connected to C-U and U of I are bringing home some hardware.

  • Nichole Millage and the U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball team won their second straight Gold.
  • Ryan Neiswender, Steve Serio, and Brian M. Bell and the U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team won Gold. Hiroaki Kozai and Japan won Silver.
  • Ali Ibanez, Kaitlyn Eaton and the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball team won Bronze.
  • Edina Müller won Gold in KL1 canoe for Germany.
  • Daniel Romanchuk won bronze in the wheelchair marathon.
  • Susannah Scaroni won Gold in the 5000 meter wheelchair race. 
  • Tatyana McFadden won Gold in the first ever Paralympic Universal Relay, Bronze in the 5000 meter wheelchair race, and Silver in the 800 meter.
  • Alexa Halko won Bronze in the 800 meter.
  • Ray Martin won Gold in the 100 meter wheelchair race and Silver  in the 400 meter and 1,500 meter
  • Oksana Master won Gold in Para-Cycling

Top photo from Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Facebook page.

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