Norman, Team USA march in Opening Ceremony


Jamestown’s Grace Norman (middle left) and the rest of Team USA’s Paralympic triathlon team pose for a photo prior to Wednesday night’s opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Norman is one of three members of the U.S. team who will be competing in two sports in the Paralympic Games. She’ll compete in the triathlon as well as the women’s 400-meter run.


“The Ceremonies were completely amazing! The “beach party” in the beginning, which is a common site at Copacabana Beach, was very colorful. Then we liked the representations of the different sports in action. Finally the construction of the Paralympic symbol out of white sails that turned to color. It was all breathtaking!

Tears were in our eyes as we saw the USA flag appear at the mouth of the tunnel during the Parade of Paralympic Athletes. No one could be more proud to see Grace march out in her ceremony clothes with the entire 289-person delegation from the United States of America. All of the coaches and athletes filled the entire oval as they walked through.

Thank you NBC as we got word that everyone who watched the Opening Ceremonies got to see Grace walk past the camera. The lighting of the Paralympic flame was memorable and a great way to open the games officially!” — Robin Norman

Jamestown’s Grace Norman (middle left) and the rest of Team USA’s Paralympic triathlon team pose for a photo prior to Wednesday night’s opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Norman is one of three members of the U.S. team who will be competing in two sports in the Paralympic Games. She’ll compete in the triathlon as well as the women’s 400-meter run.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_OpeningLogo_PS.jpgJamestown’s Grace Norman (middle left) and the rest of Team USA’s Paralympic triathlon team pose for a photo prior to Wednesday night’s opening ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Norman is one of three members of the U.S. team who will be competing in two sports in the Paralympic Games. She’ll compete in the triathlon as well as the women’s 400-meter run.

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Cedarville freshman track and field athlete Grace Norman, of Jamestown, is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Her mother, Legacy Christian track and field coach Robin Norman, is also in Rio. She’s providing Civitas Media with daily updates of the Games.

Cedarville freshman track and field athlete Grace Norman, of Jamestown, is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Paralympic Games. Her mother, Legacy Christian track and field coach Robin Norman, is also in Rio. She’s providing Civitas Media with daily updates of the Games.

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