Six Toyota team members from the 2020 USA Olympic and Paralympic teams
For this year’s Olympic and Paralympic events, Toyota is sponsoring 17 U.S athletes on their journeys to the games in Toyoko. We wanted to highlight some of the members on each team. Keep reading to learn more about each member.
From the USA Paralympic Team
Since he was 11 months old, Steve Serio has been paralyzed and classified with incomplete paraplegia. This hasn’t stopped him from playing sports. He will be participating in the Wheelchair basketball events.
Melissa joined the Army in 2004 and was deployed to Iraq. That year, her vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb and she lost her leg above the knee. She turned to sports and now is a Paralympian representing her country.
Due to the radiation exposure from the Chernobyl incident, Oksana Master was born with a number of physical impairments. She was adopted and moved to the United States when she was seven. She was introduced to adaptive rowing and she has become absolutely passionate about it.
From the USA Olympic Team
From St. Cloud, MN, Alise started cycling when she was six years old. She has already competed in two Olympic games and is ready for the third.
Daryl Homer was born in the U.S Virgin Islands but was raised in New York. He picked up fencing at a young age and by the age of 12, he was training for the Olympics.
Caeleb grew up in Florida swimming with his brothers and sisters but was more interested in football and soccer. It wasn’t until high school when his swim-coach saw potential. He gained national attention during his college years at the Olympic Games in Rio.
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