Blog PostsAug 9, 2021

Paralympics and Spina Bifida: Meet the Athletes Representing our Community

The Olympics were exciting but we’re ready for the Paralympics! The 2021 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan will begin on August 24, 2021. As in years past, this event isn’t focused on disability, it’s focused on the many athletic accomplishments and achievements of athletes from around the world. This year, we thought it would be fun to come together and cheer on the athletes from the Spina Bifida community who will be representing Team USA! 

You can find the Paralympic games competition schedule by day here.

Meet the athletes from Team USA who have Spina Bifida:

Wheelchair Basketball, USA versus Japan. Matt Scott (USA) during the match © Action Plus Sports/Alamy Live News


Are you hoping to watch these athletes compete? Check out the Paralympic schedule.


Did we miss anyone on Team USA or would you like to highlight a Paralympian living with Spina Bifida from another country? Let us know!

Featured image: Daniel Romanchuk at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.