Illini-turned-U.S.-teammates sweep podium once more
September 16, 2016
Team USA has got itself another ‘McSweep.’
The term, and now twitter hashtag, refers to the three Illini para-athletes in the Rio Paralympics with the last name that starts with ‘Mc’: Tatyana McFadden, Chelsea McClammer and Amanda McGrory.
McFadden finished with a time of 11 minutes, 54.07 seconds, and her Illinois and USA teammates finished one-hundredth of a second apart with McClammer getting the edge at 11:54.33.
All of those athletes come in first, second and third, respectively in the 500-meters T54 final. The trio finished one, two and three on the podium in the women’s 1,500-meters final Sept. 13. McGrory won silver, and McClammer won bronze in the previous event.
McFadden now has five medals , including three gold in the Rio Paralympics. McClammer has three total medals — two silver and one bronze. McGory has one silver and one bronze.