The United States team finished the road cycling competition with seven medals, including three gold, five years after winning three golds and 13 medals in Rio. Two of those gold medals came from Oksana Masters, who has now won 10 career Paralympic medals and is only the fourth American woman to win gold at the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. She won both the H4-5 time trial and the H5 road race.
âI wanted to prove that I am growing as a cyclist and that I am changing the wrongs I did in Rio. I’m a real cyclist now, âsaid Masters, whose other Paralympic medals come from Nordic skiing and rowing. “I can’t wait to continue from this moment and see where it takes me.”
The other US gold came from Shawn Morelli in the C4 women’s time trial, her fourth career Paralympic podium.
“I want to spend more time with my parents, so I flirted with the idea of ââretiring after this or doing a lot less, so we’ll see,” Morelli, 45, commented on his future projects.
Also in Tokyo, Paralympic rookie Aaron Keith took silver in the men’s C1 time trial 50 years after receiving a bike for her birthday, three-time Paralympian Alicia Dana took bronze in the women’s H1 road race -4, two-time Paralympian Jill Walsh took bronze in the women’s T1-2 road race, and the United States took bronze in the H1-5 mixed team relay with Freddie de los Santos’ trio Ryan Pinney and Dana.
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