sport news USA's wheelchair basketball team become back-to-back champions for the first ...

sport news USA's wheelchair basketball team become back-to-back champions for the first ...
sport news USA's wheelchair basketball team become back-to-back champions for the first ...
USA men's wheelchair basketball team successfully defend their Paralympic gold medal from Rio and become back-to-back champions for the first time since Toronto 1976 USA's wheelchair basketball team defended their gold medal from Rio 2016 They beat the hosts Japan 64-60 at Tokyo to secure their place as champions They are now back-to-back Paralympic champions for the first time since 1976 Team USA also claimed another gold medal in the women's sitting volleyball While Daniel Romanchuk claimed a bronze medal in the men's T54 marathon  Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here

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USA's wheelchair basketball team defended their Paralympic gold medal from Rio 2016 after beating the host nation Japan 64-60 at Tokyo 2020.  

As a result of their triumph over Japan, the United States have become back-to-back Paralympic champions for the first time since Toronto 1976. 

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Team USA's captain Steve Serio has referred to their victory as a 'storybook ending' and claimed it was the team's 'belief in each other' that got them over the line. 

USA's wheelchair basketball team defended their Paralympic gold medal from Rio 2016

USA's wheelchair basketball team defended their Paralympic gold medal from Rio 2016

The four-time Paralympian, Serio, said: 'Japan was the Cinderella story of this tournament but you couldn’t ask for a more storybook ending for us. 

'We were up against a great team, in their home country, their home stadium, and we had a performance like this.'

Speaking specifically about his team-mates, Serio added: 'This team is just so resilient. We've been waiting five years for this opportunity, ever since

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