Tatyana McFadden places seventh in women's 5-kilometer race at Paralympics

March 16, 2014|The Baltimore Sun

Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, concluded her time in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, with a seventh-place finish in the women's cross country skiing 5-kilometer sit race.

McFadden finished with a time of 17 minutes, 27.8 seconds, which trailed Germany's Andrea Eskau, the gold-medal winner in 16:08.6, by 1:19.2. Ukraine's Lyudmyla Pavlenko (16:27.0) won the silver, while the United States' Oksana Masters (17:04.8) took bronze.

McFadden, born with spina bifida in St. Petersburg, Russia, and who lived in an orphanage, was adopted by Deborah McFadden at age 6 and brought to the United States.

The 24-year-old McFadden won the silver medal in the women's 1-kilometer sit sprint Wednesday, and she also finished fifth in the 12.5-kilometer sit race last weekend.

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