BMW is a proud sponsor of the U.S. Paralympic Teams, this is the sixth year supporting the advancement of Team USA. In support of its global commitment to performance-driven sports, BMW announced plans to design a racing wheelchair for the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Track & Field Team. BMW created an aerodynamically efficient, carbon-fiber racing wheelchairs that will be customized to each athlete. This year in Rio the U.S. team brought home gold, silver and bronze with the BMW Racing Wheelchair.
Boise State Grad Wins Gold
Roderick Townsend-Roberts won the long jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio with a record setting 24 feet, 3.73 inches. He is a 2015 graduate of Boise State where he was All-Mountain West in the heptathlon and high jump. Roderick Townsend-Roberts also participated in the long jump, the high jump and the 100 meters while in Rio. The former Bronco is the second to win gold in the Paralympics, he joins Barb Buchan, who won two gold medals in cycling at the 2008 games.