TOKYO (September 7, 2021) – At 33 years old, Team Toyota athlete Steve Serio won his third Paralympic medal in Tokyo, winning the gold medal in men’s wheelchair basketball as part of Team USA at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Sunday, September 5.
A four-time Paralympian, Team Toyota’s Serio led Team USA to a 64-60 victory over Japan with a team-high 28 points, nine assists and four rebounds as the team defended its gold medal from Rio 2016.
“You’ve gotta trust the work that you put in over two decades time and know that you can make that shot at that moment for the team,” said Serio. “It really comes down to the work and preparation when no one is watching in an empty gym.”
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