Tatyana McFadden wins silver in women's 1-kilometer sit sprint
By The Baltimore Sun
Mar 12, 2014 | 12:39 PM
Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, won her first medal today in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning a silver in the women's 1-kilometer sit sprint.
McFadden, who has been a Paralympic skier for about a year after a successful career as a wheelchair racer in the Summer Paralympics and the world's biggest marathons, finished second behind Norway's Mariann Marthinsen.
"I can't even believe it. My main goal was just to come in and make it to the final," McFadden said in a release from the U.S. Paralympic team. "I am just so happy and so proud."
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.
As a student at Atholton, she won a lawsuit that enabled disabled prep athletes to compete against those without disabilities.