Aug 27, 2021 - Sports

U.S. Paralympian Brad Snyder wins triathlon gold

Paralympian Brad Snyder

Paralympian Brad Snyder. Photo: UAdam Pretty/Getty Images

U.S. Navy veteran and Paralympian Brad Snyder won gold in the men's paratriathlon on Friday at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Why it matters: Snyder, 37, became the first U.S. man, Olympic or Paralympic, to win gold in a triathlon event.

  • Snyder won Team USA's eighth gold medal and 15th overall of the Tokyo Games.
  • He beat out Spain's Héctor Catalá Laparra and Japan's Satoru Yoneoka for the top spot.

Flashback: A two-time Olympian, Snyder previously competed as a swimmer at the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio Games.

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