Friday, July 6, 2007

Tatyana Wins Two Gold Medals

From the AP, courtesy of

MARIETTA, Ga. Wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden won two gold medals in the 200 and 800 meters at the U.S. Paralympic National Track and Field Championships this weekend.

The Columbia resident says she loves the competition.

McFadden was originally scheduled to race the 400- and 1500-meter events. But she decided to return home to prepare for a competition in Canada.

Next month she'll travel to Ontario for several races, including the Boiling Point Classic in Windsor that could qualify her for the IAAF World Championships.

McFadden sued the state school board to be able to earn points for her Atholoton High School track team at regional and state tournaments. Last month, a federal judge found that the state rules may be unfair, but they are not discriminatory under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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