Tatyana McFad­den wins gold in 400M

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Tatyana McFad­den of Clarksville re­turned to the top of the podium Sun­day night in Rio de Janeiro af­ter win­ning her se­cond con­sec­u­tive Par­a­lympic gold with a vic­tory in the women’s 400-me­ter T54 with a time of 53.30 sec­onds. Amer­i­can Cheri Be­cerra-Mad­sen won sil­ver (54.50). On a day of re­mem­brance of the 15-year an­niver­sary of the Sept. 11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks, McFad­den (Atholton) ded­i­cated her win to the vic­tims, fam­i­lies and first re­spon­ders. “To­day I won with my heart,” McFad­den said. “I ran for Amer­ica. I honor my coun­try to­day with a gold medal.” SWIM­MING: Jes­sica Long of Bal­ti­more, a 20time Par­a­lympic medal­ist, fin­ished fourth in the women’s S8 100 freestyle in 1:05.72, com­ing .56 of a se­cond shy of bronze. WHEEL­CHAIR BAS­KET­BALL: Gail Gaeng of Fred­er­ick scored eight points to help the United States women earn a 60-50 win over the Nether­lands in pool play. The Amer­i­cans face Al­ge­ria to­day to close out the round. Trevon Jenifer of

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