Meet The Michigan Athletes Competing In The Tokyo Paralympics Games

By Hannah DeRuyter

August 24, 2021

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The Tokyo Paralympics Games have begun and seven Michigan athletes will be representing Team USA.

Seven of the Michigan athletes will be participating in seven of 22 Paralympic events.

  • Basketball (Men and Women's)
  • Goalball
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

According to the official Team USA website, here are Michigan's Paralympic athletes:

Men's Basketball:

Michael Paye

  • Hometown: Warren, Michigan
  • Age: 38

Matt Scott

  • Hometown: Detroit, Michigan
  • Age: 36

Women's Basketball:

Darlene Hunter

  • Hometown: Commerce, Michigan
  • Age: 39


John Kusku

  • Hometown: Commerce Township, Michigan
  • Age: 37


Evan Medell

  • Hometown: Lake Shore, Michigan
  • Age: 24


Bryan Barten

  • Hometown: Hart, Michigan
  • Age: 48

Track and Field:

Scot Severn

  • Hometown: Cara, Michigan
  • Age: 53
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