USA at the Rio 2016 Paralympics
Katie Holloway sets the ball for USA against China in the gold-medal game at the London 2012 Paralympic Games. © • Getty Images
·United States has claimed 2067 medals at the Paralympic Games: G732-S656-B679.
·Stoke Mandeville/New York 1984 were United States' most successful Paralympic Games to date, winning 137 gold medals (S131-B129).
·The NPC made its debut at the first ever Paralympic Games in Rome in 1960.
·United States is in first place on the Summer Games' all-time medal table.
·United States co-hosted the Paralympic Games in 1984 when the event was held in Stoke Mandeville and New York and hosted the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games.
·The NPC has been most successful in athletics, claiming 359 gold, 357 silver and 342 bronze medals.
·Swimmer Trischa Zorn is United States' most successful Paralympian in individual events: G30-S8-B4. She also claimed several medals in team events, making her the most
successful athlete in history of the Paralympic Games.
·Zorn won her medals at seven separate Paralympic Games, from Arnhem 1980 until Athens 2004.
·United States have topped the medal table in eight of the previous 14 Paralympic Games, but not since last hosting the event in 1996 in Atlanta.
·Football 5-A-Side is the only sport on the programme of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in which United States have yet to claim a medal (excluding new sports triathlon
and canoeing). In addition, rowing, wheelchair fencing and sitting volleyball are still shy from a gold medal from United States.
·Part of United States' women's volleyball team vying for the NPC's first gold medal in the sport in Rio is IPC's ones-to-watch Katie Holloway. In 2008 and 2012 she helped
her team to a silver medal in the competition.
·Tennis player David Wagner will compete in his fourth Paralympic Games, having won the quad doubles title in each of his previous three participations. He bagged three
medals in the quad singles event (S2-B1).
·Wagner, on the IPC's ones-to-watch list, has won four Grand Slam titles in singles and six in doubles.
·Tatyana McFadden (athletics) has won three Paralympic and 12 world titles in her career. At the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, she even medalled in the women's
1km sprint in cross-country skiing (silver).
·NBC Universal is the rights holding broadcaster in the USA for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. More information can be found at www.nbc.com.
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