The 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo

The 2020 Paralympic Games are currently taking place in Tokyo, Japan. This event brings together the most accomplished athletes from all over the world to compete in parasports. The Paralympic Games began on August 24, 2021 and will take place until September 5th. Members of SRNA’s community have competed in many Paralympic Games throughout the years. You can view an interview with Paralympians Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt and Amanda McGrory about their experiences competing in the Paralympics here.

Several members of the rare neuroimmune disorder community are competing in this year’s games! We hope you will join us in cheering them on and following along their journeys as they represent our community in the Games! The Paralympic schedule can be found here, and the various events will air on NBC. Below are the Paralympians who are competing, along with their sport, nation, diagnosis, and Instagram handle (if applicable).

Cassie Mitchell | Para Track & Field | USA | NMO

Abby Gase | Para Swimming | USA | TM| Instagram: abby_gase

Cheri Madsen | Para Track & Field | USA | TM | Instagram: cheri.madsen

Dana Mathewson | Wheelchair Tennis | USA | TM | Instagram: dana.mathewson

Matt Lesperance | Wheelchair Basketball | USA | TM |Instagram: matt_lesperance_6

Amanda McGrory | Para Track & Field | USA | TM | Instagram: alittlechipped

Gordon Reid | Wheelchair Tennis | United Kingdom | TM | Instagram: gordonreid

Natasha Baker | Para Equestrian | United Kingdom| TM | Instagram: nbakerpararider

Philip Pratt | Wheelchair Basketball | United Kingdom | TM | Instagram: philippratt11

Graham Paull | Paracanoe | South Africa | TM

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Toh Wei Soong | Para Swimming |Singapore | TM | Instagram: tohweisoong

Heath Davidson | Wheelchair Tennis | Australia | TM | Instagram: heathdavidson13

Madison DeRozario | Para Track & Field | Australia | TM | Instagram: madison.____

Nath Arkley | Para Track & Field | Australia | TM | Instagram: nathenialarkley

Nic Beveridge | Para Triathlon | Australia | TM | nicbeveridge

We wish all the athletes good luck as they compete in this year’s Games!