The Tokyo Paralympic Games start on Aug. 24, and while six months might seem like forever away, we are getting excited to watch some of our favorite Paralympic athletes vie for the gold for Team USA.
The summer Paralympic Games include 540 events in 22 team and individual sports, such as goalball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, triathlon, swimming, and track & field events. And while the sports themselves are exciting to watch, we are going to be cheering on the US athletes who have spent most of their lives training and gearing up to represent their country in Tokyo.
Scroll ahead for seven badass women who will be competing for Team USA, and get inspired by the personal mottos that keep them going. Trust us, you’ll want to jot some of these down in a Post-It note and stick it on your mirror.
To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUSA.org. Watch the Tokyo Olympics this summer on NBC.