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Digest: World mark for Brad Snyder; gold for Tatyana McFadden, too, at Paralympics

Digest: World mark for Brad Snyder; gold for Tatyana McFadden, too, at Paralympics

Baltimore's Brad Snyder, a former Navy swimming captain, set a world record Thursday in the men's 100-meter S11 freestyle final in capturing his third gold and fourth medal of the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Snyder, who was blinded after stepping on an improvised explosive device while serving in the Navy in Kandahar, Afghanistan, touched the wall in 56.15 seconds, breaking American John Morgan's 1986 record of 56.67, and winning the race by 3.36 seconds over Bozunto Yang.

Snyder also earned gold in the 50- and 400-meter freestyle after opening the Rio games with a silver in the 100 backstroke. Snyder has seven Paralympic...

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