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Shawn Morelli Wins Second Paralympic Gold Medal

Penn State graduate Shawn Morelli claimed her second gold medal of the 2016 Rio Paralympics Wednesday in the road cycling time trial C4 classification.

In the end, the race was really not all that close — Morelli won the event with a time of 29 minutes and 45.40 seconds, beating the next competitor Megan Fisher by more than 30 seconds.

This was Morelli’s first event since claiming gold on Thursday in track cycling’s 3000m pursuit, the first-ever gold medal for a Penn State Paralympian.

Morelli is the defending World Champion in both the road time trial and the track cycling pursuit.

The Meadville, PA native is a U.S. Army veteran who started cycling in 2009 after returning home from Afghanistan seriously injured by an IED. This is her first Paralympics after falling short of qualifying for London 2012.

Morelli will be back in action on Saturday when she competes in cycling’s road race C4-5 classification. She’s also the defending World Champion in the road race, but that only included athletes in the C4 classification. The defending World Champion in the C5 classification posted a time approximately 16 minutes faster across the two hour race.

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Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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