The group of 14 swimmers, including 3 Coloradans, trained at the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – Three Colorado athletes participating in the Paralympic Games were part of a group that was passed by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on Saturday morning.
The 14 swimmers flew with a trainer from Colorado Springs Airport to Chicago on Saturday, where they board a flight to Japan. You trained at the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center last year.
The 2020 Summer Paralympics run in Tokyo from August 24 to September 5, and Colorado has 10 athletes participating in six events.
Three of them are swimmers who were all part of the group that left on Saturday. You are Rudy Garcia Tolson of Colorado Springs, a five-time Paralympic medalist; Elizabeth Marks from Colorado Springs. who won two medals in Rio in 2016, and Sophia Herzog von Fairplay who won silver in Rio.
The US Paralympic Swimming Team consists of 34 athletes: 10 men and 24 women.
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