The USA Wheelchair Rugby team came into today’s gold medal game against undefeated Australia leading the way in this tournament in goals, steals and blocks. They won the battle in two of those categories and won Paralympic Gold today. The final score was 53-44.
Meanwhile, the USA Men’s Wheelchair Basketball lost to Great Britain today in the bronze medal game 85-77. The team from Australia won the gold and Canada took silver.
Now to track and field where the United States won Paralympic gold today in the men’s 4-by-100 meter relay. The team of Brain Frasure, Casey Tibbs, Jerome Singleton and Jim Bob Bizzell outlasted Brazil. Bizzell spoke with Sports Spectrum following the race and is already looking ahead to 2012. Bizzell also won silver in the men’s 400 meters today. It’s a gold medal for Joshua George as he won today’s 100 meter heat and Casey Tibbs won a bronze medal in the men’s long jump. The USA women also on the medal podium today in the 4-by-100 meter relay. The team of Tatyana McFadden, Anjali Forber-Pratt, Amanda McGrory and Jessica Galli finished third for the bronze medal.