USA Wheelchair Rugby prepares for Parapan Games in Peru

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/LAKESHORE FOUNDATION) — The USA Wheelchair Rugby team is in Birmingham this week for final training camp before they head to Lima, Peru for the Parapan American Games. The Games will serve as the last opportunity to automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Head coach James Gumbert says, “Every time you put on the letters put on the colors you know you are carrying the country with you and it is very humbling. We don’t take it for granted we know its not a right it is an incredible privilege.”

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