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Great Britain wiped away the United States’ hopes of returning to the top of the Paralympic wheelchair rugby podium Sunday night when it won its first medal in the sport, taking the gold 54-49. With the victory, Kylie Grimes became the first woman to win Paralympic gold in the sport.Who is the first woman to win gold in wheelchair rugby?
With the win, one member of the British team also accomplished a notable feat: Kylie Grimes became the first woman to win gold wheelchair rugby.Which country has won the most Paralympic medals in rugby?
The U.S. has historically been one of the most dominant forces in wheelchair rugby, a mixed-gender sport also known as murderball, since its Paralympic debut in 1996 and remains the only nation to medal at all seven Paralympic Games — with three gold, two silver and two bronze medals.How are wheelchair rugby players classified?
Wheelchair rugby players are classified on a scale from 0.5 to 3.5, depending on the severity of their disability. Four players from each team are allowed on the court at a time, but the sum of their classification points can’t exceed eight.