Colorado Springs veteran and Paralympian to be a Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony’s flag bearer

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– Melissa Stockwell has been named a flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.

Stockwell placed bronze in triathlon in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil and is a three-time ITU Paratriathlon World Champion with consecutive titles from 2010 to 2012.

The Colorado Springs resident is a veteran with a Purple Heart and is also a Bronze Star Medal recipient.

You may remember Stockwell from this article from late February of 2021.

To learn more about Stockwell, visit her website here.

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