🇺🇸Team USA: On Saturday, Kendall Gretsch became the fifth American to win gold at both the summer and winter Paralympics when she raced to a in the women’s paratriathlon. Gretsch came from behind to beat the reigning world champion, Australian Lauren Parker, by just one second. Down to the wire.
- Elsewhere, track & field athlete Tatyana “” McFadden won her 19th Paralympic medal while swimmer Jessica Long earned her 25th.
🇦🇫Big story: Despite fears that Afgan athletes Zakia Khudadadi (taekwondo) and Hossain Rasouli (track) would not be able to leave Afghanistan , the pair thanks to a “major global operation” and arrived in Tokyo on Saturday.
- With this news confirmed, Khudadadi will now become the first female Paralympian from Afghanistan ever. History is happening.
🏀Key event: Since 1998, Team USA or Canada has won all but one women’s wheelchair basketball Paralympic gold medal, and now, these two powerhouse squads will meet in tonight’s 11:30 p.m. ET quarter-finals. Can the U.S. keep the back-to-back dream alive?