U.S. Paralympian Brad Snyder wins triathlon gold
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.
- He won five gold medals and two silver medals over two Olympics before switching to the paratriathlon in 2018.
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