Swimming | Men's 50m Breaststroke SB2 final | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Gold: HUANG Wenpan People's Republic of China WR Silver: LI Tingshen People's Republic of China Bronze: HUANG Chaowen People's Republic of China
Start list: TRONCO Cristopher Mexico DOUNGKAEW Somchai Thailand HUANG Chaowen People's Republic of China HUANG Wenpan People's Republic of China LI Tingshen People's Republic of China VYNOHRADETS' Dmytro Ukraine CASTORENA Arnulfo Mexico KOSTAKIS Ioannis Greece
During the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony in Japan on Tuesday, International Paralympic Committee President Andrew Parsons kicked off the Games by telling athletes that they were the "the best of humanity."
In a message about pushing past challenges, a young Japanese girl played a one-winged plane in an opening ceremony skit.
Japanese dancers and performers highlighted the country's culture during the evening ceremony.
Sitting Volleyball | Men's Semi-Final Brazil v Islamic Republic of Iran | Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Results: Islamic Republic of Iran (3-0) 25-20, 25-19, 25-17
Team List: Brazil - 1 (S) DA SILVA Gilberto Lourenco Middle Block 2 (S) GOMES Levi Cesar Middle Block 3 BATISTA DA SILVA Vagner Setter 4 (S) DE MELLO Rodrigo Alves Libero 5 DA SILVA Daniel Jorge Setter 6 VALTRIK GLEMBOSKI Carlos Jaco Outside Hitter 7 DA SILVA PINTO Fabricio Outside Hitter 8 DORIA DE SOUZA Frederico (C) Outside Hitter 9 (S) SILVA DA ANUNCIACAO Wellington Platini Opposite Spiker 10 (S) DE OLIVEIRA LEITE Renato Setter 11 (S) CONCEICAO DE OLIVEIRA Wescley Middle Block 12 (S) RIBAS DA SILVA Anderson Outside Hitter
Islamic Republic of Iran - 1 MEHRAVAN Mehrzad Setter 2 (S) MEHRZADSELAKJANI Morteza Outside Hitter 3 (S) ALI POUR Meisam Outside Hitter 4 (S) ALIPOURIAN Davoud (C) Setter 5 OLIYAEI Abolfazl Middle Block 6 KHORMALI Arash Outside Hitter 7 (S) BIGDELI Sadegh Middle Block 8 (S) LASHKARISANAMI Majid Setter 9 GOLESTANI Hossein Setter 10 (S) ZIRAHI Isa Outside Hitter 11 (S) SALEHIHAJIKOLAEI Ramezan Libero 12 BABADI Mahdi Outside Hitter
The Tokyo Paralympics are officially underway, and among Team USA's brightest stars is swimmer Jessica Long, whose impressive Paralympic career spans nearly 20 years. Since making her Paralympic debut at the age of 12, Long has won an astounding 23 Paralympic medals, making her the second-most decorated Paralympian in US history. Her collection includes 13 gold medals, six silver, and four bronze, across a wide variety of swimming events, strokes, and distances.
Long burst onto the scene in Athens in 2004, where she won three gold medals in the 400m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and the 4×100m freestyle relay. Four years later, in Beijing, she doubled her previous medal haul, taking home six medals overall, including four gold medals in the 400m free, 100m free, 100m butterfly, and 200m individual medley; a silver in the 100m backstroke; and a bronze in the 100m breaststroke.
The 2012 London Paralympics would prove to be Long's most dominant Games yet. There she won five gold medals (400m free, 100m free, 100m breaststroke, 100m fly, 200m medley), two silver (100m backstroke, 4x100m freestyle relay), and a bronze (4x100m medley relay). Most recently, Long competed in the 2016 Rio Games, where she won gold in the 200m medley; silver in the 400m free, 100m breaststroke, and 4x100m freestyle relay; and bronze in the 100m fly and 100m backstroke.
The only American Paralympian with more medals than Long is Trischa Zorn-Hudson, a swimmer who won an awe-inspiring 67 Paralympic medals between 1980 and 2004, 51 of which were gold. While Zorn-Hudson's all-time record remains out of reach, Long could add up to seven more medals to her collection in Tokyo. We can't wait to cheer her on!
POPSUGARParalympian Jessie Heims Wants You to Know 5 Words Ahead of the Tokyo Paralympics @jessie_heims 5 words you should know when watching the Paralympics #greenscreen #paralympic #teamusa #tokyo #rush #fyp ♬ Happy and fun corporate music for advertising. - TimTaj NBC will broadcast the Tokyo Paralympics in primetime for the first time ever this year - as well as a record 1,200 total hours across platforms - and there are so many exciting sports to look forward to (goalball, sitting volleyball, athletics.