Illini at the Paralympics: McFadden competes in sixth Games, McGrory represents USA for fourth time


Photo Courtesy of Tatiana McFadden's Facebook Page

USA Paralympic athlete Tatyana McFadden poses for a photo in front of the track she will be competing on in the coming days. McFadden is an Illinois alumni and is set to make a big impact in wheelchair racing as she has accumulated 17 medals over the course of three olympic games.

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

Illini in the Paralympics

The 2020 Paralympics are set to kick off in Tokyo Tuesday. Many Illini will be competing in the Games. Here’s who’s going to Tokyo:

Wheelchair racing, USA

Tatyana McFadden

Amanda McGrory

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    Ray Martin

    Daniel Romanchuk

    Aaron Pike

    Brian Siemann

    Alexa Halko

    Kelsey LeFevour

    Yen Hoang

    Hannah Dederick

    Chelsea McClammer

    Jenna Fesemyer

    Eva Houston

    Susannah Scaroni

    Isaiah Rigo

    McFadden will compete in her sixth Paralympic Games and has won 17 Paralympic medals. McGrory has won seven Paralympic medals and is competing in her fourth Games. Martin is competing in his third Paralympics and has won seven medals.

    Romanchuk is competing in his second Paralympics and Pike is competing in his fifth. Siemann is competing in his third Paralympic Games. Halko has three Paralympic medals and is competing in her second Games. LeFevour is competing in her second Paralympics. Hoang and Dederick, an incoming freshman at Illinois, are making their Paralympic debuts.

    McClammer has three Paralympic medals and is competing in her third Games. Fesemyer and Houston are also making their Paralympic debut. Scaroni is competing in her third Paralympics.

    Men’s wheelchair basketball, USA

    Steve Serio

    Brian Bell

    Ryan Neiswender

    Serio is a two-time Paralympic medalist and is competing at his fourth Paralympics. Bell is competing in his second Paralympics and won gold in 2016.

    Women’s wheelchair basketball, USA

    Kaitlyn Eaton

    Ali Ibanez



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