Sep 5, 2021 - Sports

U.S. beats China for Paralympics gold in women's sitting volleyball

USA's Alexis Shifflett serves the ball during the women's sitting volleyball pool match between USA and Rwanda during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Chiba, Japan, on August 28
Team USA's Alexis Shifflett serves the ball during the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball pool match against Rwanda in Chiba, Japan, on Aug. 28. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Team USA won gold in the Tokyo Paralympic Games women's sitting volleyball final on Sunday morning local time.

The big picture: The defending champions beat China 3-1 in the final. After the event was added to the Paralympics in 2004, China won the first three golds. The Americans' win took the U.S. Paralympic medals tally to 103, including 36 golds.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of China's previous wins in the event.

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