Prairie du Chien’s Joe Delagrave, USA Wheelchair Rugby win opening round game in 2020 Paralympics

Delagrave scored seven times as USA beat New Zealand 63-35.

TOKYO, Japan (WKBT) -The 2020 Paralympics are underway in Tokyo.

More than 4,000 athletes are competing in this year’s event.

Athletes will compete in mostly-empty stadiums due to COVID safety protocols.

Prairie du Chien’s Joe Delagrave and USA Wheelchair Rugby kicked off their quest for gold late Tuesday night.

USA beat New Zealand 63 to 35.

Delagrave scored seven times.

News 8 Now caught up with Delagrave before he left for the games.

You can find the story here.

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