Mallory Weggemann won her first Paralympic women's swimming gold, setting a meet and American record in the 50-meter freestyle.
LONDON — Mallory Weggemann won her first Paralympic women's swimming gold medal Sunday, setting a meet and American record in the 50-meter freestyle at the London Games.
Weggemann, of Eagan, won the S8 event in 31.13 seconds, edging Maddison Elliott of Australia (31.44) and Jiang Shengnan (31.55) of China.
"I've been dreaming of being on that podium and hearing the anthem for 4 1/2 years," she said. "I didn't expect it but I wanted it.
"It was a tough competition, I knew I had a tough race but I gave it my all and that was enough."
Regarding other Minnesotans competing, Paul Nitz, formerly of Edina, won bronze in the men's T52 100-meter dash. The three-time Paralymic Games gold medalist finished in 17.99.
Jon Rydberg of Oakdale lost twice in wheelchair tennis. He was beaten by France's Michael Jeremiasz 7-6, 6-1 in the round of 32 singles, then he and Stephen Welch were beaten in the round of 32 doubles by Brazil's Maruicio Pomme and Carlos Santos 1-6, 6-3, 7-6.
|St. Louis - WP: L. Lynn||4||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber||0|
|LA Angels - LP: C. Wilson||2||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer||5|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Tazawa||4|
|Minnesota||4||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Cincinnati||2||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Houston||0||Top 3rd Inning|
|Milwaukee - M. Garza||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - W. Rodriguez|
|Atlanta - E. Santana||6:10 PM|
|NY Mets - B. Colon|
|NY Yankees - I. Nova||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - C. Archer|
|Seattle - R. Elias||6:10 PM|
|Miami - H. Alvarez|
|Chicago WSox - J. Quintana||7:05 PM|
|Texas - C. Lewis|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick||7:10 PM|
|Colorado - J. Lyles|
|Arizona - M. Bolsinger||7:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - D. Haren|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson||7:40 PM|
|San Diego - E. Stults|
|Golden State||48||2nd Qtr 2:53|
|Chicago||0||2nd Prd 7:11|
|Houston||0||1st Half 15:00|
|New England||0||1st Half 35:00|
|San Jose||5:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||6:00 PM|
|Toronto FC||7:30 PM|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Real Salt Lake|
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