U.S. Paralympics

U.S. Paralympics

Seven more medals for U.S. at IPC Short Course Swimming World Championships

Dec. 03, 2009, 7 p.m. (ET)

RIO DE JANEIRO - Team USA collected seven more medals on Thursday at the IPC Short Course Swimming World Championships, including two gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Mallory Weggemann (Eagan, Minn.) added another gold medal and world record to her already impressive collection, taking the top spot on the podium in the 50m freestyle (S7) and swimming world record time of 32.17.  Teammate Cortney Jordan (Henderson, Nev.) came in second with a time of 33.28 to earn the silver.

Also winning gold and setting a world record on Thursday was Susan Beth Scott (Cape Girardeau, Mo.).  Scott's time of 4:28.10 in the 400m freestyle (S10) was good enough to set the world mark and claim gold.

Capping off the women's medals on the day was Casey Johnson (Cypress, Calif.) who won bronze in the 50m freestyle (S6).

For the men, Tucker Dupree (Raleigh, N.C.) followed up Wednesday's gold medal and world record performance with a silver medal in the 50m freestyle (S12), while Michael DeMarco (San Diego, Calif.) and Joe Wise (Menlo Park, Calif.) each earned bronze medals in the 50m backstroke (S3) and 400m freestyle (S10), respectively.

Complete coverage of the meet can be found at http://www.swimmingrio2009.com.br/en/.

 

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