kylie grimes makes history as the first woman to win paralympic gold in wheelchair rugby

Kylie Grimes Makes History as the First Woman to Win Paralympic Gold in Wheelchair Rugby

Sumary of Kylie Grimes Makes History as the First Woman to Win Paralympic Gold in Wheelchair Rugby:

  • 29, when Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team claimed a 54-49 victory over Team USA (featuring opening ceremony flag bearer Chuck Aoki) to score a Paralympic gold medal, Kylie Grimes made history as the first woman athlete to win gold in the sport.
  • While Grimes claimed the golden record, at the Beijing 2008 Paralympics, Canada’s Erika Schmutz was the first woman athlete to ever medal in wheelchair rugby.
  • Grimes was in a diving accident at age 18, and she started playing for the London Wheelchair Rugby Club in 2010, then Team Great Britain a year later.
  • This is Grimes’s third Paralympics after competing in wheelchair rugby in 2012 (Great Britain came in fifth) and switching to F51 club throw in 2016 (she finished fourth).

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