U.S. Paralympics Cycling Closes Out Tokyo 2020 With Two Top-10 Finishes; Team USA Earns Eight Medals Throughout Games

by Cady Lowery

TOKYO - Road racing concluded from Fuji International Speedway with Team USA earning two-top ten finishes on the final day of competition of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Clara Brown (Falmouth, Maine) and Jamie Whitmore (Somerset, California) finished back-to-back in sixth and seventh place, respectively, in the road race WC1-3.
Brown closed out her first Paralympic Games with three top-10 finishes – fourth on the track in individual pursuit, fifth in the time trial and sixth in the road race. Brown broke the world record in her fourth-place finish in the Izu Velodrome just behind three other riders who also took down the record.
Also closing out his first Games on Friday was Cody Jung (Poway, California). Jung earned a fourth place finish in the time trial and finished 16th in the road race. Both riders will look to build on their performances heading towards the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
In total, the Para-cycling team earned eight medals throughout the Games, landing on the top of the podium twice with Oksana Masters’ (Louisville, Kentucky) two golds. Shawn Morelli (Saegertown, Pennsylvania) started it all for Team USA with a silver on the track – the first medal of Tokyo 2020 for the Americans.
Aaron Keith’s (Woodinville, Washington) Paralympic debut saw him earn his first medal after taking silver in the road time trial. Alicia Dana (Putney, Vermont) added to her medal collection with two bronze medals by placing third in the road race and team relay. Ryan Pinney (Phoenix, Arizona) and Alfredo de los Santos (Hopewell Junction, New York) joined Dana in the team relay, earning their first Paralympic medals.
Jill Walsh (Syracuse, New York) brought home her third Paralympic medal – a bronze in the road race and also notched a fourth-place finish in the road time trial.
Shawn Morelli - silver, individual pursuit WC4
Clara Brown - 4th, individual pursuit WC1-3
Aaron Keith - 5th, individual pursuit MC1; 6th, team sprint MC1-5; 12th, time trial MC1-3
Chris Murphy - 5th, time trial MC4-5; 6th, team sprint MC1-5; 9th, individual pursuit MC5
Joe Berenyi - 7th, individual pursuit MC3; 6th, team sprint  MC1-5; 11th, time trial MC1-3
Jamie Whitmore - 8th, individual pursuit WC1-3
Oksana Masters - gold, time trial WH5; gold, road race WH5
Shawn Morelli - gold, time trial WC4; 9th, road race WC4-5
Aaron Keith - silver, time trial MC1; 22nd, road race MC1-3
Alicia Dana - bronze, road race WH1-4; bronze, mixed relay H1-5; 6th, WH1-3 time trial
Ryan Pinney - bronze, mixed relay H1-5; 4th, road race MH3;  6th, time trial MH3
Alfredo de los Santos - bronze, mixed relay H1-5; 5th, road race MH5; 6th time trial MH5
Jill Walsh - bronze, time trial T1-2; 4th, time trial WT1-2
Will Goulx - 4th, time trial MH2
Cody Jung - 4th, time trial MC4; 16th, road race MC4-5
Monica Sereda - 4th, road race WT1-2; 7th, time trial WT1-2
Clara Brown - 5th, time trial WC1-3; 6th road race WC1-3
Tom Davis - 5th, road race MH4; 5th, time trial MH4
Matthew Rodriguez - 5th, road race MT1-2; 9th, time trial MT1-2
Jamie Whitmore - 7th, time trial WC1-3; 7th, road race WC1-3
Joe Berenyi - 14th, time trial MC3; DNF, road race MC3
Chris Murphy - DNF, road race MC4-5


Cody Jung

It feels great to make my debut. It’s a gift from God. I was thinking about all my family has done for me – just to be here, and I shed a little tear of joy. Our team is one of the hardest to make, and all the athletes fought hard all year to be here. So many of us experienced so much hardship, and so I’m stoked and grateful to be here.
Clara Brown
The course was awesome. It had some of everything, and I thought it was suited for me. I gave it everything I had. I gave my very best, and I am proud of that.
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