We’re so proud to announce that both Jamie Whitmore and Jill Walsh have brought home several medals from Rio! Jamie took home a Gold Medal in the Women’s Road Race C1-2-3 and a Silver Medal in the Women’s C1-2-3 3000m Individual Pursuit. Jill captured Silver Medals for both the Women’s Time Trial T1-2 and Women’s Road Race T1-2. Our more sincere congratulations to these incredible athletes, as well as to TeamUP’s Billy Lister, who represented the USA with honor and grit.
To read more about these amazing accomplishments, check out the following articles:
Jamie Whitmore: Article One | Article Two | Article Three
Jill Walsh: Article One | Article Two | Article Three
All the months of training and hard work are paying off for three TeamUP co-captains: Jamie Whitmore, Jill Walsh and Billy Lister have all qualified to represent the United States at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The country’s best para-cyclists descended on Charlotte, NC, this past weekend to compete for a coveted spot on Team USA. Cyclists competed on the same 7.3km circuit course, while racing for different distances based on their category.
After a weekend of hard riding through a tough, hilly course, Jamie, Jill and Billy came up with strong enough performances to qualify for Rio.
We are so excited and proud of our co-captains, who are constantly showing us how they are able to fight adversity and overcome challenges like Foot Drop, cancer, stroke and Multiple Sclerosis.
Join us in wishing them all the luck in the world as they prepare for the Paralympic games!
Read more about the event here.