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