by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations
It's official--Grace Norman will be representing the United States of America at the 2021 Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. The games will take place August 24 to September 5. Norman received official word of her place on Team USA Sunday.
Norman is the reigning 2016 Paralympic gold medalist in the PT4 Triathlon and bronze recipient in the 400 meters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At 18 years of age, she was the youngest athlete in the field and the first to win the women's gold medal in the paratriathlon, as the sport debuted at the Games in Rio.
As a college athlete at Cedarville, Norman earned National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-America honors her senior year. Norman was a member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference All-Academic team in 2017-18, and a member of the All-Freshman team in 2016-17.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community; rigorous academic programs; strong graduation and retention rates; accredited professional and health science offerings; and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.