The United States Olympic Committee today announced finalists for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of April, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes from last month.
Gaffney broke Shelby Newkirk’s days-old record.
23-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long headlines the 2019 roster.
With the new classification system in place, para athletes have begun the reclassification process – but the sport seems plagued with as much disarray as ever.
Konkoly and Gaffney were both reclassified at the World Para Swimming World Series stop in Indianapolis.
The United States cleaned up on day four the 2017 Para Swimming World Championships.
Antoni Ponce and Cheng Jiao each set a World Record on day 2 of Para Worlds, while Jessica Long also showed strong.