McFadden Claims 2nd Gold Medal; U Of I Athletes Dominate

 
United States' Tatyana McFadden competes in the women's 1500-meter T54 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday. McFadden won the gold medal.

Tatyana McFadden competes in the women's 1500-meter T54 athletics event at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. McFadden won the gold medal.

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University of Illinois alum Tatyana McFadden claimed her second gold medal of the Rio Paralympic games, as U of I wheelchair athletes swept the medals in the women’s 1500 meters on the track Tuesday night.

McFadden won gold with a time of 3:22:50 - her fifth career Paralympic gold medal. Amanda McGrory took the silver in 3:22:61 - and Chelsea McClammer won bronze in 3:22:67.

McFadden previously took gold in the 400 meters and silver in the 100.  She is competing in four more events in Rio.

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