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Long, Snyder win Paralympic gold medals in Glasgow

Long, Snyder win Paralympic gold medals in Glasgow

Jessica Long and Brad Snyder of Baltimore won races Friday at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Long led from the start and swam away with the gold for her sixth world title of 2015 in the women's 400 freestyle S8 race. The three-time Paralympian and world-record holder in the event touched the wall in 4:47.95 to finish nearly 14 seconds ahead of Great Britain's Maddison Elliott in second. For Long, 23, a 17-time Paralympic and 29-time world medalist with three more events in Glasgow, winning isn't taken for granted. "Especially as I get older, I appreciate each [medal] more and more because it's gotten harder to continue...

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