The United States finished just shy of the century mark. The USA finished with 99 total medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. It’s been our privilege to provide you with information during the Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. We close out with comments from
The closing ceremony for the thirteenth Paralympic Games was everything you would expect. There was also an Iraqi war veteran carrying the flag of the United States. Swimmer Melissa Stockwell was given that honor. The Minneapolis native lost her left leg to a road side bomb. Stockwell competed in three events for Team USA at the Water Cube; the 100…
The 13th Paralympic games saw 279 world records broken and 339 Paralympic records go down. In addition, 79 countries and regions won medals in Beijing during the Paralympic games, also a record. Be sure and listen to some of the Paralympic athletes.
The USA Women's Wheelchair Basketball team has won Paralympic gold in Beijing defending their championship run of four years ago in Athens. On the final day of swimming at the Water Cube, Team USA added to their total by capturing four medals. These stories and more from Beijing.