They swept the podium in two separate biathlon events on Tuesday and are second in the medal count. But the troubles at home are never far from their minds.
China has dominated the medal count at the last five Paralympic Games. That's in stark contrast with the low level of disability access in Chinese society.
Belgian athlete Peter Genyn says his wheelchair was damaged in an act of "pure sabotage." A team raced to fix it in time for the final, where Genyn won gold.
One notable member of Team USA's Paralympic delegation is Hunter Woodhall, a sprinter with two medals under his belt. His girlfriend, Tara Davis, competed in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
Sports for athletes with an impairment have existed for more than a century, but it wasn't until after World War II that the official Paralympics began to take shape.
At least 28 publicly out Paralympians will be competing in the summer games in Tokyo, more than double the number that took part in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, according to the website Outsports.
Rome's Colosseum, the London Eye and the Empire State Building and other iconic buildings will be lit in purple on Thursday, to highlight visibility and equal treatment for people with disabilities.
The USOC decision put them at parity with U.S. Olympians, who receive $37,500 for a gold medal, $22,500 for silver and $15,000 for bronze.
The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics were delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Now, there's as much uncertainty as there was a year ago. The athletes are doing their best to focus on their training.
Meet Panos Triantafyllou as he trains in Athens for this year's Paralympics, and Faidros Panagopoulos, the man behind a Greek company for custom-built wheelchairs.