Paralympic competition continues on Wednesday night (U.S. time) and into the Thursday morning hours. This second day includes the first game for the U.S. men's wheelchair basketball team and the first medal opportunity for U.S. swimmer and world record holder Anastasia Pagonis.
Below is a rundown of what to watch on Day 2 of the Paralympic Games. All events listed below can be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com, and many can also be seen as part of the NBCSN broadcast.
|Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Track Cycling, Goalball||8p-3a ET||NBCSN (Live Stream)|
|Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Track Cycling, Wheelchair Rugby||3a-9a ET||NBCSN (Live Stream)|
NBCSN will have live coverage from Day 2 of the Tokyo Paralympics starting at 8 p.m. ET. The broadcast will feature Team USA's opening games in men's wheelchair basketball and men's goalball, as well as other U.S. action in wheelchair rugby and women's wheelchair basketball. Coverage will also include finals from track cycling and swimming.
|USA vs Germany (M)||8:00 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Canada vs Spain (M)||10:15 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Great Britain vs Algeria (M)||1:45 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|USA vs Spain (W)||4:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
The U.S. men, reigning gold medalists in wheelchair basketball, open their Paralympic tournament against Germany. Eight members from the 2016 championship squad return for Tokyo, with Matt Scott and Mike Paye both competing at their fifth Paralympic Games.
Also in action are the U.S. women. After dropping their opener against the Netherlands, Team USA will look to bounce back versus Spain as they take the court for their second game of the preliminary round. Despite the Day 1 loss, Rose Hollermann (14 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists) and Lindsey Zurbrugg (20 points, four assists) had big games for the U.S. in the opener.
|USA vs Canada||10:30 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Japan vs Denmark||1:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|France vs Australia||4:30 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Great Britain vs New Zealand||7:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
Following a dominant opening-match win against New Zealand, the U.S. wheelchair rugby team faces Canada next in a rematch of the 2019 Parapan American Games final. Team USA beat Canada 58-47 in that match to win the gold medal. Chuck Aoki (14 tries) and Josh Wheeler (13 tries, five steals) were among the stars of yesterday's victory for Team USA.
|USA vs Brazil (M)||12:15 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Egypt vs Turkey (W)||1:45 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
The second day of goalball competition features a matchup between the 2016 silver and bronze medalists when the U.S. men open play against Brazil. Looking to improve on its runner-up finish from the 2016 Paralympics, the U.S. team includes Tyler Merren, who is competing at his fourth Paralympics, and Calahan Young, a Paralympic rookie with a proven knack for scoring. They'll play a dominant Brazil team which won the last two world titles in 2014 and 2018.
|Time Trial (Women's B)||9:00 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Individual Pursuit Qualifying||9:30 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Time Trial (Men's C4-5)||1:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Individual Pursuit Finals||2:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
Along with time trial races for two classifications, the qualifying and final rounds of the individual pursuit will take place for three classifications: men's C1, C2, and C3.
In the men's C1 pursuit, Aaron Keith is set to make his Paralympic debut at age 50. Keith's burgeoning cycling career was interrupted by a mountain biking accident in 1993 that left him with paralysis below the knee. He got into para cycling, eventually made the national team in 2013, and has competed at the world championships many times, but he missed out on making the U.S. Paralympic Team in 2016. Keith holds a silver medal in the individual pursuit from the 2017 World Championships.
|Dressage Individual Tests: Part 1||3:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Dressage Individual Tests: Part 2||6:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
Medals are awarded for Grade II, Grade IV and Grade V classifications in the dressage individual tests.
In the Grade IV event, Sanne Voets of the Netherlands has a chance to complete a historic "triple-triple" at these Paralympic Games. Voets swept all three para equestrian events (individual, team and freestyle) at the last European Championships and World Championships, and could match those feats in Tokyo. A sweep of all three Paralympic gold medals would make her the reigning gold medalist in all three events for all three major championships.
|Swimming Heats||8:00 p.m. ET||Live Stream|
|Swimming Finals||4:00 a.m. ET||Live Stream|
Swimming competition continues with 14 more medal races at the conclusion of Day 2.
One name to watch will be 17-year-old Anastasia Pagonis, who smashed the world record (twice) in the women's S11 400m freestyle during U.S. Paralympic Trials in June. Pagonis, who started losing her eyesight when she was 12 and is now blind, is a relative newcomer to the para swimming scene but has become a rising star. Outside of the pool, she has amassed a large following on TikTok and uses the platform to educate others about being blind and to destigmatize disability.