Day three of the 2016 Paralympic Games was a busy one for many Lakeshore athletes. At the Maracana Stadium Kerri Morgan captured the bronze in the women’s 400m T52 with a personal best time of 1.08.31. Josh Roberts finished eighth in the men’s 100m T52 with a strong 18.39 time.
USA Wheelchair Basketball continued its winning ways with both the men and women posting solid victories and remaining undefeated at the Games. Brian Bell had another big day for Team USA as the top scorer with 19 points in their 93-44 victory over Iran. University of Alabama alumna Desiree Miller contributed 24 as the top scorer in the women’s 70-36 win over China. Both teams are back on the court on Sunday. The women will face 2012 bronze medalist, Netherlands at 1:45 p.m. CT, and the men will take on Algeria at 4 p.m. CT, an opponent whom they’ve never faced in Paralympic competition.
In cycling action Jennifer Schuble finished seventh in the women’s 500m time trial C4-5. Schuble’s final velodrome event is Sunday, the mixed C1-5 750m team sprint, an event she captured a bronze in at the London 2012 Games.
Sunday promises to be another great day for Lakeshore athletes highlighted by the debut of first time Paralympian Emily Fredrick in the women’s shotput F40 event at 4:20 p.m. CT. After a break in the competition schedule for USA Women’s Goalball on Saturday, they will be back on the court facing Japan.