The Paralympic Games are officially underway in Rio.  Today marks the first day of competition among the disabled athletes.  If you watch any of the Track and Field events, you might see a Monmouth County native:  Brian Siemann.

Paralyzed from the waist down, his high school coach donated his first racing wheelchair. Siemann was born in 1989 and grew up in Millstone, NJ.

This will be the second time he's been in the Paralympic Games.  He showed his talents in the London 2012 Games. (I wish I knew of his Jersey connections when I was there watching the Track and Field events.  I would have cheered even louder!)

He's scheduled to compete in the 100m, 400m and 800m.

  • Sept. 9 – 100m (prelims and finals)
  • Sept. 10 – 400m (prelims)
  • Sept. 11 – 400m (final)
  • Sept. 14 — 800m (prelims)
  • Sept. 14 – 800m (final)

For the TV coverage schedule, click here