INDIANAPOLIS — Paralympian Noah Malone returned home to Fishers on Monday after competing in Tokyo where he won a gold and two silver medals.
It was a happy homecoming for the 19-year-old athlete who was welcomed at the airport by a group of friends and family excited to celebrate his huge success in Tokyo.
"My first Paralympic Games has been a special one," Malone said on Twitter.
The runner kicked off the games by breaking an American record time in the 100 meters which qualified him to compete in the final. He won a silver in that event. He went on to win gold in the mixed 4x100 meter relay and another silver medal in the 400-meter race.
Malone attended Hamilton Southeastern High School and the Indiana School for the Blind. He currently runs for Indiana State University.
Malone isn't the only one heading home with new hardware. Evansville swimmer Mikaela Jenkins won two gold medals at the Games.
The 18-year-old finished first in the 100-meter butterfly - S10 swimming event at the Tokyo Paralympics Tuesday, Aug. 31 with a time of 1:07.52, which was 0.32 seconds faster than the silver medalist from Australia.
Jenkins also joined Team USA's 4x100-meter medley relay - 34 points team to win another gold medal with a time of 4:52.40, which was 3.15 seconds faster than the silver medalists from RPC. Jenkins swam her lap in 1:24.52.