As the first weekend of competition comes to a close at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, USA Men’s and Women’s Wheelchair Basketball continue their strong performances. The morning session featured a close battle between the U.S. women and London bronze medalist, the Netherlands. The U.S. finished victorious, 60-50. Rose Hollermann was the leading scorer for Team USA with 17. Next up for the U.S. women is Algeria at 7:30 a.m. CT on Monday. The men bested Algeria 92-24 in the Sunday evening session. Pool play continues for the men Monday at 12:45 p.m. CT as they face Great Britain, the other undefeated team in their pool.
Emily Fredrick in her first Paralympic Games finished ninth in the women’s shot put F40 final with 4.81m. Cyclist Jennifer Schuble and her teammates finished fourth in the mixed C1-5 team sprint today on the last day of competition at the velodrome. Schuble will transition to the road cycling events on Wednesday with the women’s time trial. USA Women’s Goalball had a big win today with a 5-3 victory over Japan, the 2012 Paralympic champions in this event. Former Lakeshore athletes and coaches Jen Armbruster and Asya Miller both had two goals. The women move on to face Israel on Tuesday at 7 a.m. CT.
The sport of paratriathlon made its debut for the women today and featured an incredible podium sweep by the Americans – Allyssa Seed (gold), Hailey Danisewicz (silver) and Melissa Stockwell (bronze). Many at Lakeshore know Stockwell. The retired Army 1st Lt. has been a part of several events at the Foundation including An Evening with President George W. Bush where she led the Pledge of Allegiance.
You can catch all of the action from Rio at teamusa.org, and check the watch guide for a full schedule. Be sure to check back to lakeshore.org each day throughout the Games for updates on local athletes and teams.