U of I teammates collect Paralympic medals

It was another stars and stripes sweep on Thursday evening as the U.S. collected six medals, two gold, one silver and two bronze, on the eighth day of track & field competition at Olympic Stadium.

The “Mc-trio” of Tatyana McFadden, Chelsea McClammer and Amanda McGrory combined once again for gold, silver and bronze in the women’s 5000-meter T54 after sweeping the women’s 1500 two nights ago. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign teammates orchestrated the race beautifully, with McFadden making her move in the final lap to grab gold in 11:54.07. The spots were switched from Tuesday, as McClammer edged McGrory by one-hundredth of a second to steal silver.

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