A Carson-Newman sophomore swimmer placed fifth in his first event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janiero.
Robert Griswold, who was born with cerebral palsy, will represent the U.S. in three events in Rio over the course of two weeks, according to a Carson-Newman release.
He was the only U.S. swimmer to make it to the S8 400-meter freestyle finals on Thursday.
The 19-year-old swimmer holds the world record in the S8 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:22.04, and also won a bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2015 World Championships.
He will also competed in the S8 100-meter backstroke on Tuesday and the SM8 200-meter individual medley on Sept. 17.
(© 2016 WBIR)