Aug 25, 2021 - Sports

Cyclist Shawn Morelli wins Team USA's 1st Tokyo Paralympics medal

Shawn Morelli of USA competing in the Women's C4 3000m Individual Pursuit at the Izu velodrome on day one during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in Shizuoka, Japan.

Cyclist Shawn Morelli of Team USA competing in the women's C4 3,000-meter individual pursuit at the Izu velodrome onthe first day of the Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games in Shizuoka, Japan. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Cyclist Shawn Morelli won Team USA's first Tokyo Paralympic Games medal in Japan, when she snatched silver in the women's C4 3000-meter individual pursuit on Wednesday.

The big picture: It was a third Paralympics medal for Morelli, who won two golds at the 2016 Rio Games. Australia's Emily Petricola won the gold medal and Canada's Keely Shaw bronze in Wednesday's race.

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