TOKYO (September 7, 2021) – At 31 years old, Team Toyota athlete Jarryd Wallace won his first Paralympic medal in Tokyo, taking third place in the men’s 200m T64 event at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Saturday, September 4.
“I felt so good today, this morning,” said Wallace. “I really felt relaxed and executed [a] really good prelim, and, you know what we needed to do tonight to get on the podium, so I’m just really, really honored to be here.”
Wallace proved that third time is a charm as this marks the three-time Paralympian’s first Paralympic medal of his athletic career. He reached the podium for the first time with a season-best mark of 22.09 to earn the bronze medal in the men’s 200m T64 event.
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