Home Sports The Paralympics have started in Tokyo. Here’s what you need to know, including the 20 Illini athletes and other locals to watch.

The Paralympics have started in Tokyo. Here’s what you need to know, including the 20 Illini athletes and other locals to watch.

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Ixhelt Gonzalez, 17, of Chicago, who was first named to the U.S. women’s wheelchair basketball team in 2018 when she was just 13, will again represent the team, which won gold in Rio in 2016. She’ll be joined by Zoe Voris, whose hometown is also listed as Chicago on Team USA’s website. And at 16, swimmer Keegan Knott of Lake Villa is one of the youngest U.S. athletes, according to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee.

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