Colorado Springs, CO -(AmmoLand.com)- Showcasing the depth and growth of USA Shooting’s Paralympic program, five athletes have been named to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team.
The 2016 Paralympic Games take place September 7-16 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mike Tagliapietra (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin),McKenna Dahl (Arlington, Washington), John Joss (U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit/Corsicana, Texas),Jazmin Almlie-Ryan (Houston, Texas) and Tammy Delano (Rome, New York) will all represent Team USA later this summer as first-time Paralympic selections.
All five athletes helped earn the five Paralympic quotas the U.S. obtained during competition in 2014 and 2015.
All Paralympic nominations are subject to the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Paralympics.
“Our program has come a very long way since London with greater depth, better results and more visibility. The strides we’ve taken are nearly miraculous given the short timeframe and limited resources to work with. These five athletes have all invested so much in this process and it is amazing to be part of this team. I’m tremendously excited about the possibilities going into Rio.”
“None if these five athletes were really in contention four years ago and now all …Read the Rest