June 30-July 2 | Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Paralympic Team recently hosted multi-sport trials for this year’s competition to be held in Rio de Janeiro. Three days of competition were hosted in various venues around the city of Charlotte, N.C. The 2016 Paralympic team includes 555 athletes.
Femita Ayanbeku (far left, #105) races against April Holmes (second from left, #174) in a 100-meter qualifying heat. They were the two fastest qualifiers in finals.
Images: Burton M,
Jarryd Wallace, the fastest man in the 100-meter trials, leads the pack.
Ahkeel Whitehead, a track athlete with cerebral palsy, is shown in the middle of the long jump. He won the long jump in category 36/37/38.
Savannah Larson (front) and Mary Kate Cooper compete in the class S10 women’s 50-meter freestyle.
David Brown (far left), blind athlete, and Jerome Avery (wearing hat), guide runner, run in a qualifying heat. Brown was the fastest qualifier in the 100-meter dash.
Khalid Jlidat throws the javelin during seated javelin qualifying trials.