Tatyana McFadden Wins 4 World Championship Golds

Athletics Weekly

Tatyana McFadden continued her dominance of the T54 events as she won her fourth gold of the World Para Athletics Championships in London, taking the 800m title with ease in 1:47.82.

The American’s start to the season had been affected by blood clots in her legs but she returned to dominate on the track in the UK capital, winning titles in the 200m, 400m and 1500m before her 800m success on Wednesday.

“I am so proud of myself,” said McFadden, who finished more than a second and a half ahead of Switzerland’s Manuela Schär and her fellow US wheelchair racer Amanda McGrory. “It’s been a long journey this year and this is such a great way to finish these world championships. As it was my last race I just wanted to race well regardless of how I felt and how I did.

“I was a little nervous as I didn’t know if I could trust my body to be able to do it.”

“I had surgery three months ago and had to focus on my recovery. All I wanted to do was to make it back to London because I love it here.”

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